3.1 magnitude earthquake confirmed near Ottawa
Published Saturday, April 7, 2012 7:24PM EDT
A small earthquake shook the ground near Ottawa early Saturday evening, but there were no immediate reports of any damage or injuries.
Natural Resources Canada confirmed on its website that a 3.1-magnitude earthquake occurred 17 kilometres north of Ottawa, near Gatineau, Que., at 5:47 p.m. local time.
Some Ottawa-area residents took to social media to say they felt tremors in their homes.