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No seismic activity around Lava Lake area

The Nisga’a Lisims Government sent staff to check out reports of unusual activity reported in the Nass Valley recently.

Reports circulating on social media indicated a strong odour of sulphur near the Lava Lake picnic site along with some odd noises over the May long weekend.

The government says NLG Lands and Resources staff were sent to the site Monday afternoon but their inspection revealed nothing unusual.

An earthquake seismologist with the Geological Survey of Canada says it hasn’t recorded any strong seismic activity in the region recently.

Timi Mulder says if there is hot spring activity in the area, you could have fluid in the earth’s crust picking up minerals.

Mulder says if that fluid came to the surface, it would be responsible for the smell, but it doesn’t indicate major seismic activity.

She says if there was real volcanic activity, it would be indicated by at least a magnitude 3.0 earthquake

Mulder says the officials will be monitoring the area for the time being.

The Nisga’a Lisims Government is asking anyone that witnesses future irregular activity to contact the NLG Directorate of Lands and Resources to make a report.

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