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Minor earthquake shakes the Ottawa Valley


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Sunday, October 20, 2013, 6:16 PM -

It was a shaky start to the day for early risers across the Ottawa Valley Sunday morning. 

A small tremor shook the region at around 6:40 a.m. EDT. Earthquakes Canada says the tremor was a magnitude 3.3. 

The quake was centred 28 kilometres southwest of Petawawa and was "lightly felt'' in Petawawa, Foymount, Eganville, Madawaska, Barry's Bay, Pembroke, adds the agency.

There were no reports of damage or injuries. 

Eastern Canada is located in a stable continental region within the North American Plate and, as a consequence, has a relatively low rate of earthquake activity, writes Earthquakes Canada on their website. 

Did you feel the quake? Let us know in the comments section below! 

With files from the Canadian Press

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