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3.9 Earthquake hits the 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.

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