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Earthquake hits southwest of Quebec City

QMI Agency

MONTREAL - A mild earthquake rattled objects and nerves in central Quebec on Friday afternoon. There were no immediate reports of damage.

The 4.1-magnitude quake struck at 1:24 p.m. and was centred about 50 kilometres southwest of Quebec City, according to Natural Resources Canada.

Witnesses reported feeling the ground shake for up to 30 seconds.

The earthquake hit almost exactly one month after a moderate temblor shook eastern North America.

The June 23 quake was felt in Ontario, Quebec and the northeastern U.S and it damaged buildings in the Ottawa region.