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People around Halifax describe hearing rumbling due to small earthquake

According to Natural Resources Canada, a 2.7-magnitude earthquake was recorded 20 kilometres east of Halifax at about 5:10 p.m. on Thursday

Natural Resources Canada

According to Natural Resources Canada, a 2.7-magnitude earthquake was recorded 20 kilometres east of Halifax at about 5:10 p.m. on Thursday

HALIFAX — People east of Halifax may have felt the ground shaking Thursday because of a small earthquake.

According to Natural Resources Canada, a 2.7-magnitude earthquake was recorded 20 kilometres east of Halifax at about 5:10 p.m.

Nick Ackerley with the Canadian Hazards Information Service told Global News the earthquake was "very, very small."

He says it was too small to cause any damage, adding that a lot of people felt it.

People on Facebook reacted to the earthquake by saying they felt shaking, with one woman saying she heard a long, low rumbling almost like an explosion.

Ackerley is asking people to fill out a questionnaire to find out what people observed. (Global News)