West Island of Montreal rocked by ‘mild earthquake’

Environment Canada reported a mild earthquake near Hudson on March 25, 2014. Environment Canada

MONTREAL – Residents living on the West Island of Montreal experienced a shake and rumble on Tuesday afternoon.

“I felt the earthquake or explosion! It was super loud and my whole house shook!” a resident who lives in the Vaudreuil-Dorion area told Global News.

Environment Canada said that the trembling was, in fact, a very mild earthquake.

Andre Cantin, a spokesperson for the agency told Global News that its magnitude was 2.7.

Many people took to social media to share their experiences. In a tweet, Jennifer Frezza described how her dogs reacted.

While others compared it to an explosion. 

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This wasn’t the first time that Montrealers have experienced a low-grade earthquake in the past year. A 3.1-magnitude earthquake was reported in western Quebec in April 2013.

In May, people from Montreal, Quebec to Waterloo, Ontario, felt what was initially reported as a magnitude 4.8 earthquake, but was later upgraded it to a 5.2.


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