Last Updated: Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Light earthquake in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Disaster Report: Magnitude 3.9 light earthquake shakes Montreal region of Quebec, Canada.
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Felt reports as received by Disaster-Report.Com through felt report form, More felt reports below

Juan Rivera from McGill, Montreal:
"We live in the McGill area of Montreal. We heard what seemed like a huge truck rumbling toward us and the house began to vibrate strongly. It got very loud and then we heard a pop and felt like something had hit the house. Then the rumbling subsided very slowly. It was still there about a minute later. There was a directionality to the quake. It seemed to come from the west and move toward the east."

Mark Spronkmans from Sainte-Anne-des-Lacs, Quebec, Canada:
"Light shaking for 5-10 seconds ending with a more violent shake. Windows and walls vibrated clearly."

Irene Veronica from Repentigny, Montreal:

"I always thought that I'd never notice earthquakes when I bought this house next to the train track, I was wrong. This woke me up - it was quite loud and it caused something to fall in my china cabinet... Trains, no matter how heavy, never cause so much shaking!"

We have got felt reports from Beloeil, Laurentides, LʿÉpiphanie, Montreal, Ottawa, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Laval, Saint-Jerome, Trois-Rivières and as far as Burlington, Colchester, Milton, Plattsburgh, Mooers and Massena (New York and Vermont).


The Natural Resources Canada web page mentions magnitude 4.5 earthquake, 21 kilometres west-northwest region of Saint-Hyacinthe.

Update 04:33 UTC

USGS mentions magnitude 3.9 earthquake in St. Lawrence valley region with epicenter located 30 km ENE from Montréal, Québec. The earthquake is at shallow depth of 10 km (epicenter location look below). NO DAMAGE EXPECTED
Time of earthquake: 04:19 UTC (local time Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 12:19 AM @ epicenter)
 Montreal earthquake in 1732 (M 5.8) destroyed 300 houses. Note that the 1732 Montreal earthquake was one of the major earthquakes that occurred in the Western Quebec Seismic Zone.

Update 04:31 UTC
Based on felt reports we are getting, epicenter is very close to Montreal. Please write your location while you are sending the felt report. To send felt report, click here

Update 04:29
There are hundreds of visitors online right now from  Montreal and Chateauguay  area. It means epicenter is probably around this area. However neither USGS nor EMSC has mentioned about this earthquake till now.

Lots of people online from chateauguay  and montreal. It seems that earthquake strikes this area. Did you feel it? click here

Detail news will be followed soon!

Montreal is a city in the Canadian province of Quebec. It is the largest city in the province, the second-largest in the country and the fifteenth-largest in North America.

Epicenter location

11 km (7 miles) NE (55°) from Sainte-Julie, Québec, Canada
17 km (10 miles) NE (34°) from Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Québec, Canada
18 km (11 miles) ENE (77°) from Boucherville, Québec, Canada
 27 km (16 miles) ENE (59°) from Longueuil, Québec, Canada
 30 km (19 miles) ENE (61°) from Montréal, Québec, Canada

Felt Reports
Darius R from ave des pins O, montreal, qc: Woke me from a deep sleep. Shaking lasted a few minutes. Was around 12:19am EST
Tom T from Laval,Qc: It was enough to wake me up.
Liane Brunet from Morin-Heights: Mild but enough to wake me up

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