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Small quake between Ottawa and Montreal

November 6, 2012
By staff ( , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

HAWKESBURY, Ontario - A small earthquake occurred at 4:05 a.m. today along the Ontario-Quebec border between Ottawa and Montreal.

Natural Resources Canada rated the magnitude at 4.2 on the Richter Scale. The U.S. Geological Survey rated it at 3.7.

The sites located the epicenter a little west of Hawkesbury, Ontario, on the Ottawa River about halfway between Ottawa and Montreal.

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The quake was about 31 kilometers east of Buckingham, Quebec, which is marked by the star.
(Map — Natural Resources Canada)

There are no reports of damage or injuries, according to the Ottawa Sun newspaper's website.

Some people felt the quake as far away as western Massachusetts, WWLP-TV reported from Chicopee, Mass. North Country Public Radio reported that the tremor was felt by some people in northern New York as well.


If you felt the quake in the Adirondacks, please let the Enterprise know at or 518-891-2600 ext. 30.



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