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There was just an earthquake in Montreal and here are the funniest reactions

If you were in the Montreal area early this morning and felt the earth rumbling below you, you were certainly not dreaming.

According to Earthquakes Canada, a 4.0 magnitude earthquake hit just south of Montreal in the early morning hours. 

The agency reported that the quake was strongly felt in Saint Bruno, Vaudreuil and Montreal at 5:37 a.m. and that "there are no reports of damage, and none would be expected."

According to the Montrel Gazette, the Sûreté du Québec said citizens of the Montérégie (an administrative region in the southwest part of Quebec) called authorities to report hearing a noise that resembled a vibration or rumble. 

The earthquake was also felt in the U.S. as the epicentre was found to be located just 11 km from Chateaugay, N.Y.

Residents of affected areas quickly took to social media to express their reactions to the quake, and some of them are quite hilarious. 

Some said the earthquake literally shook them out of bed. 

And others joked that the disturbance was not actually an earthquake, but a sign meant to help the city's struggling hockey team. 

Some poked fun at the notorious 1998 ice storm. 

And others took it more seriously, expressing real concern for the city's ability to cope, should a more intense earthquake ever take place. 

Thankfully, the earthquake was minor — meaning there's no harm in poking fun at the small rumbling that took many by surprise on an otherwise ordinary January morning. 

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