'Our houses shook': 3.7-magnitude earthquake strongly felt in southern Quebec

Earthquake in southern Quebec (image: Google Maps)

Quebec residents living in the Eastern Townships near the American border say they felt their houses shake in an earthquake on Wednesday morning.

Natural Resources Canada confirms that a 3.7-magnitude earthquake shook near Saint-Armand on at 11 a.m.

“We have all heard a huge bang and our houses shook,” said Shelley Boomhower Slater, who said friends and family throughout the Eastern Townships and in Vermont also reported feeling the quake. “Some thought a tree had fallen on their house, others heard a roar.”

The earthquake was “strongly felt in southern Quebec,” said Natural Resources Canada, adding that “there are no reports of damage, and none would be expected.”

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