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Central Quebec rattled by 2.6-magnitude earthquake, shaking reported

Wednesday, January 19th 2022, 7:48 pm - While there was some shaking felt in parts of central Quebec from the minor earthquake Wednesday evening, there were no reports of damage or injuries.

Reports of shaking surfaced after a minor earthquake struck the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region in central Quebec Wednesday evening.

According to Earthquakes Canada, the tremor was registered as a magnitude 2.6 and was recorded at a depth of 10 kilometres.

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The earthquake hit 39 kilometres west of Chicoutimi-Jonquiere, Que. While there were no reports of damage or injuries, the tremor was lightly felt by nearby communities with several reports trickling in shortly after it occurred.

"Earthquakes are not uncommon to this region of Quebec. However, stronger earthquakes are uncommon. Since 1985, approximately 207 earthquakes have occurred within 100 km of this one, with only 16 of them being magnitude 3 or greater," says Matt Grinter, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.

The earthquake has not yet been rated or registered by the The United States Geological Survey (USGS).

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