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3.9 Earthquake hits the Laurentians

Earthquake Laurentians
Earthquake Laurentians

Saturday night at around 11PM, an earthquake was felt in the Laurentians. The epicenter of the quake was 12 KM Northwest of Lachute. Residents of St-Jerome and Saint-Sauveur felt the tremors which lasted approximately 10 seconds.

Earthquakes lower than a magnitude of 5 normally do not cause major damage. The last major earthquake of the region was of a magnitude 7 and that dates back to 1663 in the region of Charlevoix, Quebec.