Weak mag. 2.8 earthquake - Quebec, 70 km northwest of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Monday, 25 Jan 2021 1:16 pm (GMT -5) -

Weak mag. 2.8 earthquake - Quebec, 70 km northwest of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Monday, 25 Jan 2021 1:16 pm (GMT -5)

Weak magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 18 km depth

25 Jan 19:21 UTC: First to report: NRCAN after 1 hour and 5 minutes.
Date & time: 25 Jan 2021 18:16:18 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 25 Jan 2021 1:16 pm (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 2.8
Depth: 18.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 45.7222°N / 76.4724°W (Gatineau, Quebec, Canada)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (8 mi) N of Shawville (Quebec) (pop: 1,200) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) E of Pembroke (Renfrew County, Ontario) (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) WNW of le Plateau (Communauté-Urbaine-de-l'Outaouais, Quebec) (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) NW of Kanata (Ontario) (pop: 90,000) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (41 mi) ESE of Petawawa (Renfrew County, Ontario) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) WNW of Gatineau (Quebec) (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) WNW of Ottawa (Ontario) (pop: 812,100) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) NW of Nepean (Ontario) (pop: 180,000) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) W of Buckingham (Quebec) (pop: 16,700) --> See nearby quakes!
422 km (262 mi) WSW of Quebec (pop: 528,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: NRCAN (Department of Natural Resources Canada)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
2.818 km14 Km N From Shawville, QC, CanadaNRCAN
2.818 kmSOUTHERN ONTARIO, CANADAEMSC
2.215 km16 Km NNE of Shawville, CanadaUSGS

User reports for this quake (19)

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Clarendon Quebec (16.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short : Heard this more than felt it. Very large bang and small vibration like a large amount of snow/ice falling from the roof. | One user found this interesting.
BRYSON QC (12.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / 5-10 s : We were not sure at first. Nothing in the house moved. A long rumble similar to a heavy truck passing
Shawville / not felt : I heard a bang .... it sounded as thought maybe a vehicle had run into something or maybe a lot of snow now falling off a roof. I did not feel any shake at all.
Municipality of Bristol, quebec 20 km from Shawvil / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I heard a roaring sound and earth movement while in my basement at home. I am located in the Municipality of Bristol 20 Km from Shawville, Quebec at 1:16 pm in the afternoon.
22 Schreiner road Clarendon quebec / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Felt and heard a large bang. Thought a snowplow had crashed into the house. Brief shaking and then rumbling sound travelling away
Ottwa (23.8 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 5-10 s : i was eating dinner when the chandleir started to move then vibration came china ratteld quietily
Shawville (12.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Otter Lake (13.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Did not felt it. Was in my house.
Litchfield Quebec / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Na
Wakefield Québec / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
Otter lake, QC / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Heard it more than felt it. Sounded like a heavy truck right outside our house.
Clarendon q.c / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Loud noise thought snow was sliding off roof however felt floor move vibrate like a kaboom
Shawville, Quebec / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s
17 rue leblanc masham / not felt
Bristol / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Shawville / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Shawville, Qc / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Thorne, quebec / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Heard it too, like a small explosion
Gatineau / not felt
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