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Minor earthquake shakes parts of Quebec just outside Montreal

3.6 magnitude earthquake lightly shook a region of Quebec Sunday morning.
3.6 magnitude earthquake lightly shook a region of Quebec Sunday morning. Earthquakes Canada

There was a minor earthquake in Quebec on Sunday morning just 39 kilometres north-northeast of Montreal and 35 kilometres west-southwest of Sorel-Tracy.

According to Earthquakes Canada, the tremor is recorded to have been a 3.6 magnitude earthquake.

The seismic activity, which occurred around 3:21 a.m., was generally lightly felt by residents in the Montreal region.

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According to the federal agency, 2,291 people reported feeling the earthquake early Sunday. 1,271 Quebecers said the tremor was level two intensity, while 729 said it was a three and 256 reported it to be a four.

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This is the region’s second earthquake this month, as another light earthquake shook Montreal on March 6 at approximately the same time of day.

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It is the eighth earthquake to occur in Quebec since the beginning of the year.

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— With files from Global’s Kalina Laframboise

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