FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. -- An earthquake near Fort St John taking place on Monday morning.

Just before 7a.m., seismometers registering a 4.0 quake approximately 67 km north of the city.

The quake didn't cause any reported damage and so far there are no reports of anyone feeling the tremor.

Fort St John has had five earthquakes since the year 2000 register between 4 to 4.9 magnitudes.

Smaller seismic activity is known to happen in the area from fracking.

In the Montney area, 439 earthquakes up to 4.6 in magnitude, were associated with fracking between 2013 and 2019.

The Oil and Gas commission was asked about their investigation into the recent quake and this was their response.

“The Commission has been leading the review of recorded seismic events since our seismic monitoring array picked up the initial event on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 and another event on Dec. 6, 2021. The review is supported by the BC Seismic Research Consortium, which includes NRCAN researchers. The BC Seismic Research Consortium (Consortium), established in 2012, is jointly funded by Geoscience BC and BC OGRIS. The Consortium has lead to the deployment and implementation of a seismic array focused solely on [north eastern] B.C. to further the understanding of induced seismic events and their potential impacts. The Consortium maintains the array in partnership with the OGC and retains a full time seismic analyst to review and record seismic events. The ongoing seismic analysis allowed the OGC to immediately be notified of the seismic events and begin investigating possible causes to determine if these are anthropogenic or natural events. The recorded events were felt locally, but no damage has been reported or expected.”