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Magnitude 4.0 earthquake strikes Quebec, rumbles felt in eastern Ontario

Monday, January 13th 2020, 8:30 am - Officials say there were no reports of damage with Monday's early morning quake in southwestern Quebec.

An early morning earthquake hit southwestern Quebec on Monday, jolting some people out of bed, with rumbles felt in parts of eastern Ontario as well.

According to Earthquakes Canada, the magnitude 4.0 earthquake was recorded at 5:38 a.m. on Monday, about 29 km southeast of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, near the U.S. border. The earthquake was given a preliminary rating of magnitude 4.2, then downgraded to 3.7 and once again altered to 4.0 once the data was examined more closely.

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The quake was "strongly felt" in Saint Bruno, Vaudreuil, Montreal, but with no reports of damage and none to be expected, Earthquakes Canada said.

Shaking from the quake was also felt in parts of eastern Ontario, including Cornwall, New York state and Vermont.

The area where the earthquake occurred is part of the Western Quebec Seismic Zone.

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