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Montreal earthquake

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An earthquake rattled the Montreal region early today, waking up some people but causing no injuries or serious damage.

The magnitude 3.9 earthquake struck shortly after midnight and was centered northeast of Montreal, according to the USGS.

The quake was centered in Beloeil, Canada and was felt as far away as Montpelier, Vt.

A Natural Resources Canada seismologist in Ottawa says the quake caused some buildings to rumble for a few seconds, sending people scurrying briefly from their houses.

Earthquakes are said to be common in the Montreal region but most are too small to feel.

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