4.2 magnitude tremor strikes Ottawa region of Canada

November 7, 2012BUCKINGHAM, Canada — An earthquake that rattled homes and shook people awake at 4:05 a.m. Tuesday was stronger than average for this region, but still too weak to do damage. Natural Resources Canada said the earthquake was centered near Buckingham, Quebec, and was a magnitude 4.2, compared to many small rumbles this region gets in the range of magnitudes 2 or 3. The U.S. Geological Survey has a slightly weaker estimate of 3.7, and says the location was southwest of Hawkesbury. Both institutions were giving early estimates only and these are subject to being refined as they see more data, including reports from people nearby. The USGS had received close to 100 responses from people in southern Quebec and Ontario by 5:30 a.m. It invites people to tell what they felt, and got 26 responses from Ottawa residents, 30 from Montreal, and several dozen from smaller communities as well as a scattering from Vermont and New York. While the magnitude 4.2 sounds big, it’s not nearly as big as the magnitude 5.0 that hit this region in June of 2010.On the earthquake scale, 5.0 is 10 times bigger than 4.0, which in turn is 10 times bigger than 3.0, and so on. –Ottawa Citizen
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6 Responses to 4.2 magnitude tremor strikes Ottawa region of Canada

  1. Carl says:

    Actually, less than a month ago, there was an earthquake much closer to Montreal and with a magnitude given by Natural Resources Canada of 4.5…I dont know why this got more attention.

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  2. Apple IIGS says:

    At this point I’d say we’ve crossed the threshold. No longer are we seeing merely unusual events, this is a build up to something big, ominous and ultimately disastrous on the near horizon.

    Montreal just experienced a sizable 4.5 earthquake on October 10th, 2012. At the time, I noted it was the strongest quake I had every experienced in living here all my life. I also noted that just months before that one, we had another earthquake, and these quakes normally only occur every decade or so. Three sizable quakes so close together?

    This is not good. No doubt, scientifically speaking, this is just the beginning of something disastrous.

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  3. Tina Marie says:

    Alvin, I was curious if earthquakes are very common in Canada as far as the eastern side of it? I don’t recall ever hearing anything about eartquakes up there and certainly not with the frequency of late. Maybe it’s just because news travels so fast and is so far reaching these days. Of course I doubt I would have read this story anywhere but here. Thanks to you we can actually get real news about the earthchanges going on all around us.

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  4. Irene C says:

    Summary – M7.4 – 45km SW of Champerico, Guatemala 2012-11-07 16:35:50 UTC

    There are reports of damage and injuries. Also a possible landslide.

    NO DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS BASED ON HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA.

    HOWEVER – EARTHQUAKES OF THIS SIZE SOMETIMES GENERATE LOCAL TSUNAMIS THAT CAN BE DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS LOCATED WITHIN A HUNDRED KILOMETERS OF THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. AUTHORITIES IN THE REGION OF THE EPICENTER SHOULD BE AWARE OF THIS POSSIBILITY AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION.

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  5. S says:

    See some comment about this earthquake from surrounding area.
    http://earthquake-report.com/2012/11/05/major-earthquakes-list-november-6-2012/

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