Small earthquake hits near Hampton

Earthquakes Canada reports 12 small quakes in New Brunswick in the last month.

Natural Resources Canada is reporting a small earthquake near Hampton on Sunday night.

Earthquakes Canada indicates the quake happened at 6:15 p.m. and lists the magnitude at 1.6

It says the quake was centred about 28 kilometres west of Hampton and five kilometres underground.

According to the federal government website, the quake was not felt.

In the last month, Earthquakes Canada reports there have been a dozen small earthquakes.

The most recent earthquake was a 3.2 magnitude earthquake 28 kilometres east of Plaster-Rock on Nov. 2.

There have also been several earthquakes in the Bathurst area.

On Oct. 30, there were two earthquakes in the Bathurst area. The first happened 35 kilometres southwest of Bathurst at 7:11 a.m. and had a magnitude of 2.2. The second occurred 66 kilometres southwest of Bathurst and had a magnitude of 2.1.

On Oct. 29, there were three other minor quakes, all located roughly 65 southwest of Bathurst and had magnitudes between 0.1 and 2.4.

And on Oct. 14, there was a 0.7 magnitude earthquake 58 kilometres southwest of Bathurst.

None of these earthquakes were felt.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/small-earthquake-hits-near-hampton-1.2832098

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