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4.7-magnitude quake hits Northwest Territories


The quake hit in a largely unpopulated area
The quake hit in a largely unpopulated area

Cheryl Santa Maria, Staff writer

March 2, 2012 — A moderate earthquake rumbled through an unpopulated region of the Northwest Territories today.

The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed that a magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck about 186 kilometres southwest of Norman Wells, Northwest Territories on Friday at 4:29 p.m (MST).

The quake hit at a depth of 17.8 kilometres and, while it was considered to be "moderate" in size, it occurred in a largely unpopulated area.

No injuries or damages have been reported. 

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