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Canada hit by rare earthquake

Feb. 6, 2010 at 7:36 PM   |   Comments

FREDERICTON, New Brunswick, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A rare earthquake shook New Brunswick Friday just before midnight, Canadian authorities said.

The 3.2-magnitude quake hit about 11:49 p.m. local time .

"It was just large enough to be felt," Natural Resources Canada seismologist Sylvia Hayek said. "We'll get a few in a year. A lot of them just go unnoticed because they're too small."

Natural Resources Canada is assessing possible damage, Canwest News Service reported Saturday.

In 1982 New Brunswick was hit by a string of temblors beginning with a 5.7 quake.

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