Magnitude 3.8 earthquake strikes southern New Brunswick

Jan 10 2019, 2:43 pm

A magnitude 3.8 earthquake has been reported in New Brunswick this morning, January 10.

According to the US Geological Survey, the seismic event occurred at 8:49 am (EST) this morning with a shallow depth of just 5 km approximately 20 km outside of Saint John. With a population of 67, 575 (2016), Saint John is the province’s second largest city.

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earthquake.usgs.gov

At the time of publication, no injuries have been reported. The earthquake was approximately 67 km south-east of Fredericton, the province’s capital city.

According to Natural Resources Canada, this is just the sixth earthquake to strike New Brunswick in the last five years. It is also the largest, with a 3.1 magnitude quake having hit the province just two weeks ago on December 29.