Earthquake rattles western Quebec; felt in Cornwall

In this graphic from Earthquakes Canada, the epicenter of an early morning earthquake on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 was centered about 59 kilometers east of Cornwall, Ont. (Earthquakes Canada via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – An early morning earthquake jolted some people awake in western Quebec and Eastern Ontario.

Earthquakes Canada says the quake happened at 5:38 a.m. and had an initial measurement of 3.6. It was a shallow quake – five kilometers below the Earth’s surface – and was centered 59 kilometers east of Cornwall (near Valleyfield, Que.).

For residents in Cornwall, it was a slow rumble that lasted about 15-20 seconds and lightly rattled loose objects.

There are no reports of damage.