Earthquake Felt Near Rocky Mountain House, Alta.

A 4.1-magnitude earthquake -- later reported as a magnitude five -- was felt near Rocky Mountain House, Alta., on Wednesday evening.

A seismometer, which is used to record the ground's motion during an earthquake. © Global News A seismometer, which is used to record the ground's motion during an earthquake.

According to Earthquakes Canada, it hit just before 9:30 p.m.

The quake was 37 kilometres northwest of Rocky Mountain House and 10 kilometres deep.

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There were no damage reports, Earthquakes Canada said.

"This event has generated more than 200 felt reports so far, with many coming from the Edmonton area, Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House and Millet," said Andrew Schaeffer, a seismologist at Natural Resources Canada, via email.

"It is safe to say that these types of earthquakes (M4 and less) are not uncommon for this region of Alberta. These events, though somewhat shallow, typically do not cause any damage but can be felt by local residents."

Rocky Mountain House is about 83 kilometres west of Red Deer.

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This isn't the only earthquake Alberta has experienced this month.

Read more: 4.0-magnitude earthquake detected in northern Alberta

Three earthquakes have been reported in October before Wednesday night.

A 2.9-magnitude earthquake happened on Oct. 2 about four kilometres north of Edson.

On Oct. 5, a 3.9-magnitude earthquake occurred about 77 kilometres south of Grande Cache.

On Oct. 8, a 3.3-magnitude earthquake hit about 73 kilometres northeast of Grande Cache.

Since 2010, there's been about 230 other earthquakes of varying magnitudes throughout Alberta.

If you felt the earthquake, the Canadian government asks you to fill out this form.

– With files from Phil Darlington, Global News

Source : https://www.msn.com/en-ca/weather/topstories/earthquake-felt-near-rocky-mountain-house-alta/ar-AAPM028

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Earthquake felt near Rocky Mountain House, Alta.

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Earthquake felt near Rocky Mountain House, Alta.

Earthquake near Rocky Mountain House upgraded to 5.0 magnitude

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Earthquake near Rocky Mountain House upgraded to 5.0 magnitude