Canadian Aluminum plants up in smoke as earthquakes threaten the world’s aluminum plant workers.
A massive quake struck in northern Alberta Saturday morning, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).
The USGS says the quake struck at a depth of about 1,000 feet.
It has not released any other information about the magnitude, but the USGS has said the quake is believed to have been about 7.7.
The USGS also says the epicenter of the quake was at a shallow depth of 6 miles.
Canadian aluminium production has increased by more than 5 million tonnes per year in the past decade.
The Canadian aluminum industry has experienced two major quakes in the last 10 years, which has prompted some companies to suspend production.
The most recent quake in 2012 struck the city of Calgary, where at least 13 people died.
Canadian Aluminum is an international company that manufactures aluminum for construction, building, and industrial applications.
The company also manufactures aluminum used in building materials and as an alternative to coal.