Earthquake near Montreal is felt in Burlington, Vt.
A slight earthquake near Montreal shook up residents almost 75 miles away in Burlington, Vt., just after midnight Wednesday, officials said. “Geology doesn’t care where the international borders are,” said John Ebel, a seismologist and director of Boston College’s Weston Observatory. “An earthquake centered in Canada could potentially give us damage. We have to pay attention to them.” The US agency reported the quake as having a magnitude of 3.9, while Canada’s natural resources agency reported a magnitude as high as 4.5.