4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northern Quebec

The Natural Resources Canada reported that an earthquake of the magnitude of 4.1 struck Northern Quebec on the morning of 28th December 2017. The epicenter of the earthquake was about 200 kilometers north of Quebec under the LA Verendrye wildlife reserve. It was not a severe earthquake. The residents of Maniwaki in Quebec did feel the earthquake.

The Natural Resources Canada had said that they did not hear any reports of damage to life and property from the quake. The quake had a reasonable magnitude. But, it struck an area that is thinly populated.

Nicholas Ackerley, the seismic analyst at the National Resources Canada, said that the region normally experiences earthquakes about 18 to 20 kilometers below the ground. This is just an assumption. The exact location of the epicenter will only be known after a few weeks. The government is now studying the earthquake to find out its exact epicenter.

The 4.1 magnitude earthquake will not cause a lot of damage. If at all it causes damage, it will be around the epicenter of the quake. Once the government finds the exact location, they can find out if the quake has caused any damage or not. The quake was recorded around 4 am.

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Jim has over six years experience as a teacher, ecologist, zoologist and botanist. He has a B.S. from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. in biology from Harvard University Graduate School. His professional expertise in environmental health empacts has been recognized since 1973, when he testified at a New York DEC public hearing in Utica on ground truthing aerial photo wetland mapping by wetland community type. He taught (HS) Physics, Geology, Oceanography, Chemistry and photography from 1970-1980 at Palfrey Street School, Watertown, MA. Aproject: National Cooperative Highway Research Program. Jim works as our health editor