© Earthquakes CanadaA magnitude 3.7 earthquake registered at 3:17 p.m. ET in the area of Shawville, Que., on Sept. 9, 2015.
Earthquakes Canada reports a magnitude 3.7 quake near Gracefield, Que.

An earthquake registering at magnitude 3.7 shook an area in western Quebec on Wednesday afternoon.

Natrual Resources Canada reported the quake about three kilometres south-southwest of Gracefield, Que., which is a popular spot for earthquakes.

The federal agency said the quake, which hit at 3:17 p.m. ET on Wednesday, should not lead to damage due to its small scale.