FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Earthquakes Canada says a magnitude 4.2 earthquake occurred 106 kilometres from Fort St. John around 1:20 p.m. on Thursday.

According to the agency, there were no damages reported due to the earthquake.

The quake occurred at a depth of 5 kilometres,

The region is not a stranger to earthquakes, with the largest incident dating back to 2001 when a 5.4 magnitude quake shook just on the other side of the B.C.-Alberta border near Dawson Creek.

Avatar photo

Tom Summer, Alaska Highway News

Tom Summer is a Peace Region journalist and has been covering the courts and more in the pages of the Alaska Highway News and Dawson Creek Mirror since 2016. Born and raised in Hudson's Hope, he's also one of the first reporters to take part in the Local Journalism Initiative, delivering news to communities in Northeast BC. Funding is available to eligible Canadian media organizations to hire journalists or pay freelance journalists to produce civic journalism for The content produced...