Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Canada 'frost quakes': Booming, shaking blamed on frost quakes

See also

Canada "frost quakes" are the reason behind loud booming, shaking, and jolting many residents have experienced around Toronto and Ontario. Temperatures have dropped -4 Fahrenheit and it has caused the underground to freeze.

The frost quakes are powerful enough to shake houses and alarm people who hear and feel them. It feels similar to an actual earthquake, RT.com reports Jan. 6.

Frost quakes are typically found in polar regions and are known as cryoseisms. In the majority of instances, these kinds of quakes happen after drenching rainfall or excess snow covers the groud. Water and moisture is absorbed into the underground where it freezes -- mostly at night during the coldest period. The Canada frost quakes occurred at about 3:20 a.m.

It is believed that frost quakes have happened more often, but they were not reported because most people are unsure what they are. The report further added that there has been reports of these taking place in upstate New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, and Vermont.

It was a scary thing residents experienced during the Canada frost quakes. When something like that happens where you least expect it and do not know what it is, it can be extremely unsettling.

Advertisement

News

  • Mt. Everest avalanche
    Disaster strikes Mt. Everest as at least 12 people were killed in an avalanche
    Video
    Watch Video
  • Most Earthlike planet discovered
    The Kepler telescope has discovered the most Earthlike, possibly habitable planet yet
    Space News
  • Easter crosses create debate
    Easter crosses spark a debate of separation of church and state in Ohio
    Headlines
  • Chelsea Clinton is preggers
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child
    Headlines
  • Stanley Cup playoffs
    The battle for Lord Stanley's Cup is on, don't miss a minute of playoff action
    Sports
  • Ukraine discussed amongst U.S., E.U., Russia
    The U.S., E.U. and Russia agree on ways to diffuse the tension in Ukraine
    Video
    Watch Video

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!