Magnitude 4.8 quake detected off coast of Vancouver Island
The tremor follows on from a series of small quakes detected back in December.A small earthquake has been detected off the B.C. coast, the latest in a succession of quakes that have struck more or less the same area.
An early morning earthquake hit southwestern Quebec on Monday, jolting some people out of bed, with rumbles felt in parts of eastern Ontario as well.
According to, the magnitude 4.0 earthquake was recorded at 5:38 a.m. on Monday, about 29 km southeast of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, near the U.S. border. The earthquake was given a preliminary rating of magnitude 4.2, then downgraded to 3.7 and once again altered to 4.0 once the data was examined more closely.
Haitian-Canadians commemorate 10 year anniversary of deadly earthquake
Haitian-Canadians commemorate 10 year anniversary of deadly earthquakeMONTREAL — Gael Stephenson Chancy remembers the time following the earthquake that struck Haiti ten years ago as the moment he was forced to grow up.
The quake was "strongly felt" in Saint Bruno, Vaudreuil, Montreal, but with no reports of damage and none to be expected, Earthquakes Canada said.
Shaking from the quake was also felt in parts of eastern Ontario, including Cornwall, New York state and Vermont.
My mom said, "It felt and sounded as if ice was falling off the roof, but it was coming from beneath us. Everything shook beneath us." The 3.4-magnitude #earthquake was south of Montreal in Ormstown, Quebec, Canada at 5:37 AM. https://t.co/lYI31RMypy
@finnertymike @cbcdaybreak I was awake in bed, trying to motivate myself to get up. It felt like a snow plow ran into my house. It got me up!
The area where the earthquake occurred is part of the Western Quebec Seismic Zone.
Ontario elementary teachers kick off week of rotating strikes as dispute continues .
TORONTO — Elementary school teachers hit the picket lines in the Toronto and Ottawa regions today as their union kicked off a week of rotating one-day strikes, shutting down schools in three boards. The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario is holding its first strikes today in the York Region, Toronto and Ottawa-Carleton school boards. The strikes will hit different boards each day this week as tensions escalate between the union and the province.Teachers carrying signs gathered outside schools in the frigid weather this morning, at times joined by parents and other community members.