'Frost quake' shakes village near Kingston

By CBC News Ottawa, January 10, 2018

Just after 2:30 p.m. on Monday, people in Perth Road Village north of Kingston, Ont., heard a loud bang and felt the ground shake. They thought there'd been an explosion, a crash or even an earthquake.

"Some people said their dogs were startled and started to act weird," said Alex Braun, a geophysicist at Queen's University in Kingston, on Thursday.

"Others went outside and thought there was a car pileup, an accident. Some even mentioned a plane may have crashed in the nearby forest. Others thought there was a blasting event in a nearby quarry."


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