4.4 magnitude earthquake hits northern B.C.

The location of the earthquake on Aug. 17.
The location of the earthquake on Aug. 17. Natural Resource Canada

Residents felt some shaking, but no damage was reported after an earthquake struck northern B.C. on Monday afternoon.

It struck at 12:15 p.m. on Aug. 17, about 114 km west, northwest, of Fort St. John.

Natural Resource Canada says residents of Charlie Lake would have felt some light shaking.

Honn Kao of Natural Resource Canada says the earthquake was shallow and available data suggests its depth was about five kilometres.

Earthquakes in the region are not uncommon and Kao says there was one of a similar magnitude in the region last August.

-With files from The Canadian Press

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