Some Montreal-area residents felt light earthquake on Sunday: Earthquakes Canada

Earthquakes Canada detected a 3.4 magnitude earthquake Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023. Getty Images

Earthquakes Canada says some residents in the Montreal area might have lightly felt a 3.4 magnitude earthquake Sunday night.

The federal agency says Montreal, Longueuil, Mascouche, and Repentigny were hit with seismic waves radiating from about 10 kilometres underground just after 8 p.m.

It adds there are no reports of damage, and none would be expected.

The quake originated 25 kilometres northeast of Montreal.

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Earthquakes Canada says the largest earthquake recorded in the region was a 5.8 magnitude one that struck in 1732.

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Earthquakes Canada owns and operates the Canadian National Seismograph Network and tracks the quakes from its data centres located in Ottawa, Ont., and Sidney, B.C.

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