Montreal north earthquake – At 3:22 am the earth shock a 3.6 magnitude quake just north of Montreal. The earthquake was mostly felt in the Mascouche region of Quebec this Sunday March 29, 2020.
According to some reports people felt the earthquake in Laval, Montreal and the South Shore of Montreal.
Montreal north earthquake is the second earthquake that has occurred in the Montreal region this month. the first earthquake was on March 6, 2020 and at the exact time as this one March 29, 2020.
Is Montreal a Earthquake zone?
Montreal is in the Western Québec Seismic Zone, which extends from Montreal to Témiscamingue and the Laurentians east of Ontario. It is considered the second most vulnerable city for earthquakes, after Vancouver, because of its high population density and type of soil.
The largest earthquake in Quebec, Canada:
Passed earthquakes in the region: March 6, 2020: 2.5 in Rivière-Rouge, Quebec, Canada. this month: 3.4 in Ormstown, Quebec, Canada. this year: 3.7 in Ferme-Neuve, Quebec, Canada.
How strong does an earthquake have to be to feel it?
|Magnitude||Earthquake Effects||Estimated Number Each Year|
|2.5 to 5.4||Often felt, but only causes minor damage.||30,000|
|5.5 to 6.0||Slight damage to buildings and other structures.||500|
|6.1 to 6.9||May cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.||100|
|7.0 to 7.9||Major earthquake. Serious damage.||20|