Small earthquake hits near Hudson

Officials are confirming a small earthquake struck this afternoon, just west of Hudson.

It wasn't a big one — only a magnitude 2.7 quake — but it appears to have been felt as far east as Pierrefonds, based on calls to CJAD.

Stephen Halchuk with the natural resources department in Ottawa says it struck at 3:51 p.m., 5 kilometres west of Hudson, off the western tip of the island of Montreal.

A 2.7 quake isn't strong enough to cause damage of any kind.

"People would say it's like the snowplow truck going by," Halchuk says of the tremor.

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