Earthquake Rattles Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec

March 16, 2011 Updated Mar 16, 2011 at 3:17 PM EDT

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Earthquake Rattles Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec

March 16, 2011 Updated Mar 16, 2011 at 3:17 PM EDT

(CTV NEWS CTV.ca) There was a minor earthquake in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec on Wednesday afternoon, with accounts of feeling tremors from Ottawa to the Greater Montreal Region.

Natural Resources Canada says the quake was centered in Lachute, Que., between Ottawa and Montreal, and struck this afternoon about 1:36 p.m. ET.

The strength of the quake isn't yet clear. NRC says it had a magnitude of 4.3. But the U.S. Geological Survey says it was only a 3.7.

Viewers from across the region have been emailing CTV.ca to say they felt the earth shake beneath their feet. One reader sent an email to CTV News saying she felt a tremor in Ste-Adele, Ste-Anne de Lacs in the Laurentians.

Another said she felt a "deep rumble" around 1:35 p.m. in Orleans, Ont. that lasted a "full minute."

There have been no reports so far of any damage.

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