A massive earthquake has struck a large swath of northern and central Canada, causing major power outages and widespread damage.
The U.A.E. is the country’s largest province and home to more than 1.3 million people.
The quake struck at 7:42 p.m.
EDT (21:42 GMT) at a depth of about 15 miles (25 kilometers) at an epicenter just north of the city of Fort McMurray, Alta., where the oil sands production complex is located.
It was the strongest earthquake to hit the region since a magnitude 7.4 quake hit Alaska in 2014.
No injuries were reported.
The US Geological Survey says there were no reports of damage or damage to structures.
The U.K. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 6.4 aftershocks, but there was no immediate indication of damage.
A magnitude 6 earthquake is the strongest to hit a region in Canada since the devastating 2015 earthquake in the country.
The magnitude 7 quake that struck Alaska in the late 1980s killed an estimated 40,000 people.
A similar magnitude 6 quake struck off the coast of the Usantara Islands in northern Mexico in September 2015.