canada.com

By JAN RAVENSBERGEN

MONTREAL — Did you feel it?

A small earthquake of magnitude 4.2 on the Richter scale rattled through western Quebec Tuesday at 4:05 a.m., Natural Resources Canada reported.

Its epicentre was 30 kilometres east of Buckingham, on the outskirts of Gatineau, but people in the Montreal region could feel it.

Asked whether Montreal police had received any damage reports, Constable Raphaël Bergeron had a single-word response: “Nothing.”

The same reports rolled in from Ottawa, where the quake was stronger than average for the region, but still too weak to do damage.

Many took to Facebook and other social media to report being shaken awake by the quake.

A somewhat larger quake — registered at 4.5 — had been felt across the region less than a month ago. It struck at 12:19 a.m. Oct. 10. Following that temblor, officials said the Champlain Bridge and other federal spans had…

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