Labrador experiences mild earthquake

The Canadian Press ~ OBJ
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HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador was hit with a 4.4 magnitude earthquake Sunday morning.

A seismologist with Natural Resources Canada says the magnitude isn’t large enough to cause destruction, but it is significantly more than most earthquakes in the region.

He says the earthquake hit around 8:13 a.m. local time along the Quebec-Labrador border, just south of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

Those in the immediate vicinity felt very strong shaking.

Miners in Labrador City said the earthquake felt like a regular mine blast.

Natural Resources Canada says the last time an earthquake of this size hit the province was 50 years ago.

Organizations: Natural Resources Canada

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec-Labrador, Happy Valley

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  • Winston Adams
    July 09, 2012 - 09:13

    Wonder if this will require a beefing up for the Muskrat falls dam? A safety concern for people downstream? More cost? Just wondering- So much going against this project, perhaps mother nature is having a say.