Montreal, QB Earthquake, Mar 1897


City of Montreal Shaken and Other Places Felt the Vibration.

A heavy shock of earthquake shook the center of the city of Montreal last evening and caused great consternation. Large buildings shook like reeds and there was a general rush of the inmates for the doors. So far no damage has been reported. Dispatches from various points in the province and from eastern Ontario report similar shocks, but without any damage of consequence.

The shock was felt at Malone, N. Y., about 6.05 last evening. it started with a sudden boom like an explosion and reverberated with a grinding motion for some seconds. It seemed to travel from southeast to northwest. People were alarmed for a moment, but the shock did no damage.

Springfield Republican, Springfield, MA 24 Mar 1897