​Houses were shaken in Fox Creek last winter by one of a growing number of earthquakes in Western Canada that might be caused by fracking, a University of Alberta study says

The seismic event 260 kilometres northwest of Edmonton in January 2016, which registered magnitude 4.8 on the Richter scale, was Alberta’s largest earthquake in a decade and was followed by hundreds of smaller aftershocks.

The Alberta Energy Regulator said the earthquake was triggered by fracking operations that changed stresses in faults in the deep Duvernay formation.

University of Alberta researchers find links between fracking and earthquakes

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