Minor quake shakes Dartmouth, Earthquakes Canada says

By Canadian Press

HALIFAX — Earthquakes Canada says a minor earthquake shook up a Dartmouth, N.S., neighbourhood on Sunday night.

It says the quake was a magnitude 2.6, which is usually too weak to be felt.

But Halifax police say several people called 911 to report feeling their homes shaking and hearing a very loud noise around 8:40 p.m.

Police and other emergency services attended the area to try to find the cause before learning from Earthquakes Canada that it was a quake.

Investigators say they don’t believe anyone was hurt or any property was damaged.

Earthquakes Canada says the area is not generally prone to earthquakes, though there was another one in the region just last year.

Before January 2019, the most recent quake in the area was February 2010.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 1, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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