The 2007–2008 Nazko earthquakes were a series of small earthquakes
measuring less than 4.0 on the Richter magnitude scale. They took place
in the sparsely populated Nazko area of the Central Interior of British
Columbia, Canada, starting on Tuesday, October 9, 2007. They occurred
just west of Nazko Cone, a small tree-covered cinder cone that last
erupted about 7,200 years ago. No damages or casualties resulted from
the Nazko earthquakes, which were too small to be felt by people, but
local seismographs recorded them. The earthquake swarm occurred at the
eastern end of a known volcanic zone called the Anahim Volcanic Belt.
This is an east–west trending line of volcanic formations extending
from the Central Coast to the Central Interior of British Columbia.
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