Unconfirmed earthquake: 3 km northwest of Oakville, Ontario, Canada, on Monday, August 16, 2021 at 12:38 p.m. local time

Earthquake status: highly uncertain

It is unlikely that this event was caused by a natural earthquake as it has not been confirmed by official seismic data. In most cases, it was another earthquake-like event of natural or artificial origin (eg, mine activity, eruptions, sonic booms, thunder, etc.).
Initial report below:

Our seismographer received reports of tremors that may have been caused by an earthquake that may have occurred near Oakville, Ontario at approximately 16:38 GMT. As long as there is no official data confirming that this event is an earthquake, there is still speculation as to whether the earthquake actually occurred.

Updated: Aug 17, 2021 02:54 GMT –

Ontario, Canada)
Nearby places and cities:
3 km northwest of Oakville (pop number: 165700) -> earthquake is near!
12 km southwest Mississauga (Pop count: 668,500) -> Near earthquake!
15 km northeast Burlington (pop number: 164400) -> earthquake is near!
16 km from ESE Milton (pop: 101700) -> earthquake is near!
22 km southwest Islington-City Center West (Pop count: 44,000) -> Nearby earthquakes!
22 km southwest Mimiko (Pop count: 34,000) -> Nearby earthquakes!
24 km southeast Brampton (pop: 433800) -> Near earthquake!
28 km northeast of Hamilton (pop: 519900) -> Nearby earthquake!
34 km southwest Toronto (pop: 2,600,000) -> earthquakes nearby!
384 km northwest Ottawa (pop: 812100) -> Near earthquake!

Weather in the epicenter at the time of the earthquake:
thick clouds 23.5°C (74 F), Humidity: 72%, Wind: 1 m/s (2 knots) from East

Primary data source: volcano discovery

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