Earthquake confirmed near Collingwood
Natural Resources Canada says an earthquake hit the Collingwood area late last night. (file image)
Published Thursday, September 5, 2013 10:59AM EDT
An earthquake shook the Collingwood area late last night, a seismologist confirmed.
Natural Resources Canada seismologist Cathy Woodgold tells CTV Barrie a shallow 1.9-magnitude earthquake hit around 10:47 p.m. yesterday about two kilometres north of Nottawa.
She says people felt it because it was close to the surface.
Previous minor seismic activity in the area has been written off as mining blasts. But the event last night wouldn’t have been a mining blast, Woodgold says, because of the time of night.
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