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Some parts of Quebec shaken by light earthquake Saturday night

Light earthquake was felt  Saturday evening in parts of Quebec.
Light earthquake was felt Saturday evening in parts of Quebec. Earthquakes Canada

Parts of Quebec were shaken by a light earthquake Saturday evening, according to Earthquakes Canada.

The Natural Resources Canada website reported the  2.9 magnitude earthquake occurred at 8:59 p.m. Its epicenter was located west-southwest of Sainte-Agathe, 18 km deep.

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According to the federal agency, light trembling was felt 37 kilometres north-northwest off Lachute, Que., and 87 kilometres west-northwest of Montreal.

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The tremor would have been felt for several seconds.

The minor event comes a month after a 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Montérégie region.

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