Earthquake epicentre strikes close to home

BARRY’S BAY – Residents around the valley might have had an early and abrupt wakeup call on the morning of October 20. 
Reports of rumbling, booms and minor shaking was experienced as far away as Petawawa, to as close as Barry’s Bay, Quadeville, Madawaska and beyond. 
Earthquakes Canada officially confirmed that a magnitude 3.3 earthquake occurred at 6:40 a.m. on Sunday morning and the event is thought to have originated close to home. 
According to both Earthquakes Canada and the U.S. Geological Survey’s website, the epicentre was 30 kilometres northwest of Foymount.
No damage was reported, but people flocked to social media sites, including The Valley Gazette’s Facebook page to share their experience. 
Many people heard the quake coming before they felt any kind of movement. Some reported a loud bang, and others who were fortunate enough, said they slept through the entire event.