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Small earthquake felt in Ajax; no damage or injuries

Last Updated May 9, 2018 at 12:47 pm EDT

The approximate location of the epicentre of a small earthquake felt in Ajax, Whitby and Oshawa on May 8, 2018. HANDOUT/Natural Rescources Canada

The federal government says a small earthquake lightly shook the ground in the GTA Tuesday.

Earthquakes Canada says the 3.0-magnitude quake took place shortly before 5:30 p.m. about 15 kilometres south of Ajax.

It says tremors from the quake would have been lightly felt in Ajax as well as neighbouring communities of Whitby and Oshawa.

There were no reports of damage or injuries from the quake.