VANCOUVER -- Canada isn't widely known for seismic activity, but few regions of the country are immune to the occasional quake. Here are some facts from Earthquakes Canada:

  • There were 265 earthquakes in and around the country to Jan. 28 of this year, ranging from a barely detectable 0.0-magnitude shake in Quebec to a 4.4-magnitude tremor in the Rocky Mountains.
  • Despite the abundance of ground-shaking incidents, only three earthquakes were reportedly "felt."
  • With 169 events from Jan. 1 to Jan. 28, British Columbia is far and away the leader when it comes to sheer number of quakes.
  • Quebec and its active Charlevoix Seismic Zone ranks a distant second, with 24 incidents during the same period.
  • Alberta had 12 quakes, while Ontario and New Brunswick each experienced three, followed by Prince Edward Island with a single event.
  • When it comes to tremor strength, Alberta topped the Richter-scale charts after a 4.4-magnitude shake struck about 180 kilometres northeast of Jasper on Jan. 12.
  • The territories also exhibited their share of activity, with 38 incidents between the three of them.
  • Fifteen events happened across the border in Alaska and Washington but were sizeable enough to get picked up in Canada.
  • Of the three 2016 quakes registered as "felt," one occurred in Alberta while the others took place in British Columbia, though the latter pair only ranked 1.0 and 1.9 in magnitude.