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Minor earthquake shakes things up north of Montreal

There was a 3.6-magnitude earthquake in the Mascouche region just after 3 a.m. according to Earthquakes Canada.

There was a 3.6-magnitude earthquake just after 3 a.m. according to Earthquakes Canada

This is the second minor earthquake to affect the region this month. (Earthquakes Canada)

A number of people were woken up by a minor earthquake in the Mascouche region, just north of Montreal, early Sunday morning.

According to Earthquakes Canada, a 3.6-magnitude quake occurred at 3:22 a.m.

"What I felt was a strong vibration, a loud noise. Enough that I thought there was a meteorite that fell close to the house," said Mascouche resident Danielle Grenier. 

According to reports, the quake was felt in Laval, Montreal and parts of the South Shore.

This is the second minor earthquake to affect the region in the last three weeks. The first one, on March 6, happened at the exact same time as the one on March 29.

The first quake of the month was 3.3-magnitude and struck at 3:22 a.m. The epicentre was located about nine kilometres northeast of downtown Montreal.

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