Earthquakes Canada reported the quake at about 9:32 a.m. ET about 11 kilometres north of Brownsburg-Chatham, Que.
That is about a 90-minute drive from Ottawa, near the Quebec-Ontario border and close to the halfway point between Montreal and the National Capital Region.
No damage has been reported due to the earthquake. There were no injuries reported, either.
According to Earthquakes Canada, quakes below a magnitude of five are unlikely to cause damage.