A 3.7-Magnitude Earthquake Hit Southern Quebec Today & It Shook Some Montrealers
Nope, that wasn't a plow that woke you up today. If you thought that you felt your home shake a little past 11 a.m. this morning, I'm here to tell you that you're not going crazy. Southern Quebec was hit with an earthquake during the beginning of the day on May 6.
And according to Earthquakes Canada, along with some locals on Twitter, it was "strongly felt."
A local to the area where the quake struck, Shelley Boomhower Slater, told CTV News, "we ... all heard a huge bang and our houses shook," claiming to have acquaintances in Vermont who also felt this occurrence.
Luckily, there have not been any "reports of damage, and none would be expected."
This means that no one was harmed in the midst, just a little shaken up (literally).
Another earthquake struck near Montreal recently, on March 29, and it too got quite a bit of Twitter attraction too. Or should I say, Twitter annoyance...
Quebec's earthquake in late March was of a 3.6 magnitude, so the more recent one people felt this morning was a whole 0.1 stronger in magnitude.
So far, a total of 367 people have reported having felt the earthquake at 11:03 a.m. on May 6.
Earthquakes Canada specifies that this occurrence was felt "41 km SSW of Granby, 63 km S of Saint-Hyacinthe, and 73 km ESE of Montreal."
If you're one of the people who felt the shake, you can share your experience here.
The earthquake's depth is said to have been 18 km.
And, if you don't believe me or Earthquakes Canada, believe the people on Twitter who talked about their experience.
It's quite obvious that this ground shaking on Quebec soil did not go unnoticed.
Twitter users also claimed that it lasted quite some time.
Did anyone else feel that? Felt like an earthquake... lasted a while. #montreal #may6— somecanuckchick🇨🇦 (@somecanuckchick🇨🇦) 1588777665.0
And others weren't exactly sure what they had felt.
Y’all felt that right? Another Earthquake in Montreal or I’m trippin? https://t.co/Wc3r1SDMqU— Poison Ivy (@Poison Ivy) 1588777740.0
Was there an earthquake in Chateauguay about 15 minutes ago by chance??? @CJAD800 @Global_Montreal @CTVNews— Carrie-Ann Bernier (@Carrie-Ann Bernier) 1588778645.0
Did I just feel another #earthquake? #Montreal— caribb🇨🇦 (@caribb🇨🇦) 1588777538.0
Well, folks, it looks like you've now got your answer.