Some parts of Quebec shaken by light earthquake Saturday night

Parts of Quebec were shaken by a light earthquake Saturday evening, according to Earthquakes Canada.

The Natural Resources Canada website reported the  2.9 magnitude earthquake occurred at 8:59 p.m. Its epicenter was located west-southwest of Sainte-Agathe, 18 km deep.

According to the federal agency, light trembling was felt 37 kilometres north-northwest off Lachute, Que., and 87 kilometres west-northwest of Montreal.

The tremor would have been felt for several seconds.

The minor event comes a month after a 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Montérégie region.

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