CTV News B.C's Oil & Gas Commission (OGC) has concluded that three earthquakes in the area around Fort. St. John at the end of November were caused by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations. Details here. A fracking operation in New York State. Photo by US Geological Survey. Please also read my story from 2015: Is the "Dubious Duo" of Fracking & Earthquakes More Common in Canada Than we Know? PinP Wonders. l.p.