Mild earthquake hits Quebec

A mild earthquake shook the ground in the Ottawa region Sunday afternoon. Earthquakes Canada and the says the 4.1 magnitude quake was centred about 16 kilometres east of Buckingham, which is now part of Gatineau, Que.

GATINEAU, Que. — A mild earthquake shook the ground in the Ottawa region Sunday afternoon.

Earthquakes Canada and the says the 4.1 magnitude quake was centred about 16 kilometres east of Buckingham, which is now part of Gatineau, Que.

The quake hit at 3:19 p.m. ET and was felt about 40 kilometres away in Ottawa.

No damage was reported and Earthquakes Canada says none is expected. Janet Drysdale, a seismologist for Natural Resources Canada, says a 4.1 magnitude quake would produce anywhere from a little bit of rattling to more severe shaking closer to the epicentre. She says structural damage would be unlikely.

Last month, an earthquake centred in Virginia was felt hundreds of kilometres north in eastern Canada.