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Small earthquake shakes Quebec and Ontario

A 3.2 magnitude quake shook Quebec near the Ontario border Thursday morning. Tremors were reportedly felt in Cornwall, Ont. and Vermont in the United States.  (U.S. Geological Survey - image credit)
A 3.2 magnitude quake shook Quebec near the Ontario border Thursday morning. Tremors were reportedly felt in Cornwall, Ont. and Vermont in the United States. (U.S. Geological Survey - image credit)

A 3.2 magnitude earthquake shook Quebec near the Ontario border Thursday morning.

The quake's epicentre was in Huntington, Que., in the Montérégie region, southwest of Montreal. Surrounding areas felt the quake around 7:30 a.m. Tremors were reportedly sensed in Cornwall, Ont. and Vermont in the United States.

Residents of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Que., posted about the earthquake in a local Facebook group as many thought they heard an explosion. Several said they heard a boom sound before feeling the ground shake.

"It sounded like a bomb had just dropped," reads one comment.

No damage was reported.