- The earthquake in Montreal last night was swift, strong and... a little strange.
- People are now posting some hilarious conspiracy theories about the true origin of the quake.
- Take a look at these hilarious theories and reactions below.
If you were woken up last night just after 3 a.m. by a strange shaking, don't worry. You're not alone. Many people across the city have reported feeling an earthquake in Montreal last night, and Earthquakes Canada has confirmed that at 3:22 a.m. a seismic event of magnitude 3.3 rocked the Montreal area. Earthquakes in Southern Quebec aren't actually that uncommon, as the Charlevoix Seismic Zone is considered the "most seismically active region of eastern Canada." But the quake last night was... weird.
I'll admit, I don't think I've ever felt an earthquake before, but I did feel the one last night... though I didn't think it was an earthquake at all.
The feeling was loud, forceful, and very short-lived... there were none of the continuous rumblings you see in the movies or on TV. So I was surprised to learn that it was actually an earthquake that woke me up just after 3 a.m. last night.
I wasn't surprised to see that a ton of other people had taken to Twitter to express their own confusion around the strange earthquake that seemed to last for one split second but was strong enough to cause hairline cracks in my walls.
The first phase is confusion before confirmation.
Was I woken by my sleep paralysis demon or did I take too many sleep meds and the weird dreams are back?
I felt an earthquake in Montreal 3:20 am. Could it be? Is the news of Ricky Martin and Enrique too much for Montrea… https://t.co/lKnL8ycetV— Rosie (@Rosie) 1583483545.0
Or, even better, the news of Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin bringing their tour to Montreal literally and figuratively shook the city, to its core.
Though, those fantasies have nothing on the real conspiracy theories that have started to crop up due to the strange nature of the quake.
There's already conspiracy theories because the earthquake in #Montreal wasn't big enough...🙄— Sirkowski (@Sirkowski) 1583485322.0
that felt like a pretty weird earthquake... #Montreal— Sicnarfo (@Sicnarfo) 1583483986.0
If Fox Mulder were here, I'm sure he'd have some alternative theories about what that frightening bang in the night actually was.
An earthquake is just too easy an answer.
Could it have been a meteorite hitting the island and the feds just don't want us to know?
Perhaps a UFO landing gone wrong managed to shake the whole city?
Gonna go ahead and assume the #earthquake near #Montreal was a #Meteorite? a single, loud boom, that shook the grou… https://t.co/VX7eco6nCC— Excel (@Excel) 1583493365.0
I legit thought there was an explosion this morning, or someone crashed into my house #earthquake #montreal— Pat (@Pat) 1583496167.0
Alright so either something exploded or we had an earthquake at 3:22AM - I'm seeing tweets from ppl all over Montre… https://t.co/JvOzWI9Ba5— Viv Nguyen (@Viv Nguyen) 1583484470.0
I can confirm, however, that there was no bomb or explosion on the island as the SPVM is not currently reporting any such kind of occurrence.
So despite everyone's confusion and the shared feeling that this earthquake was weird as hell... I doubt it was anything other than just that.
@k_quinn98 it felt like a bomb and had a boom, I dont think it was a quake— Waldorf (@Waldorf) 1583491448.0
@michelmcbride Weird, I've felt earthquakes in Montreal before. They've rumbled not "exploded suddenly". I didn't k… https://t.co/CsJUzxRKtl— Reb 🧋 Reb (@Reb 🧋 Reb) 1583485312.0
Though, again, I totally relate to a lot of these tweets. What I felt at 3:20 a.m. last night did not seem like an earthquake at all.
My honest first thought was that someone in the apartment above me had fallen out of bed.
Many others said that they thought perhaps a truck or snow plow had actually hit their house or apartment building.
Anybody else hear a loud Boom and think a bomb exploded or something around 3:15 in the morning? Apperently it was… https://t.co/pwdpnjfcte— Ferri ☆♚ (@Ferri ☆♚) 1583499273.0
I‘m excited to have been woken up by an #earthquake last night! I thought it was a massive explosion but thankfully… https://t.co/HOJbOlk14O— Sofia van Moorsel🌱 (@Sofia van Moorsel🌱) 1583499068.0
Though, it if turns out it wasn't a seismic activity that caused this quake, we might have the answer right here: