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Small earthquake in Canada felt locally

November 7, 2012
By staff ( , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

HAWKESBURY, Ontario - A small earthquake occurred at 4:05 a.m. Tuesday 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 were no reports of damage or injuries, according to the Ottawa Sun newspaper's website.

Some people felt the tremor as far away as western Massachusetts, WWLP-TV reported from Chicopee, Mass. It was felt by some people in northern New York as well.

"We felt it in Saranac Lake," Michael Mosher Jr. said. "It was about three seconds, like a tremor."

Liz and Ralph Bennett of Rainbow Lake said the glass shade on their bedside lampshade rattled; they said it sounded like the furnace was rumbling.

Tupper Lake Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mark Picerno said he felt the quake in Tupper Lake.

"I looked at the clock it said 4:04," Picerno said. "Rolled for approximately 10-15 seconds."



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