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    Freaky, freaky feeling. I've felt them here before, but not this long or as big.

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    Not just in Ottawa but here in Toronto too. I think ours was about 15-20 seconds after yours, I happened to be chatting with a friend from Ottawa at the precise moment that yours happened. I was Googling it because I thought he was lying to me.
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    you suck Doc =(
    just came here to post that i felt it in Toronto too
    it lasted about 10 seconds just felt the ground shaking kinda cool

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    It last for about 15 seconds here and was a 5.5 apparently. I've felt them here before, but not that big.

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    i live in stoney creek didn't feel a thing they said it struck as far down as cincinatti.



    A magnitude-5.5 earthquake struck at the Ontario-Quebec border region of Canada on Wednesday, shaking homes and businesses from Toronto to the states of New York and Michigan, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

    There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

    The midday quake was felt in Canada and in a number of U.S. states, including Michigan, Vermont and parts of upstate New York.

    The USGS said the quake occurred at a depth of about 12 miles (19.2 kilometers). The quake occurred at 1:41 p.m. EDT (1741 GMT).

    The quake lasted for about 30 seconds, rattling downtown buildings and homes in Ottawa and Toronto, as well as government offices across the Ottawa River in Gatineau, Quebec.

    Several buildings in Toronto and the Ottawa region were evacuated.

    Chris Cornell, 46, who works in downtown Toronto, said desks and furniture shook as he sat at his desk in a finance office.

    In Michigan, residents from suburban Detroit to Port Huron and Saginaw reported feeling the earthquake.

    Advertisement In New York state, people from Buffalo to Albany and north to Massena on the St. Lawrence River said pets were startled and plates rattled when the quake hit.

    David French, 53-year-old state worker from Cicero, New York, said he was at his computer inside his home near Syracuse when he felt his chair shake.

    "I thought the chair was breaking or something," he said. "I looked over and my filing cabinet was moving."

    The quake prompted several calls to state police in the Adirondacks area.

    "A little shake, nothing too big," is how Trooper Mark Revette described the temblor. "It happens. We get a couple of these a year."

    Kellie Tassone, 40, was at home on Oneida Lake in Cicero.

    "My dog picked his head up just before it happened and kind of looked at me," she said. Then the sliding door started to rattle "and the house was shaking."

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    I live in ottawa but im out west at the moment, kinda scary..
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    Yup, the centre of the earthquake was about 60 kilometers east of Ottawa in Western Quebec. Now I'm just waiting for the after shocks to begin.

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    Quote Doc Naismith wrote: View Post
    Yup, the centre of the earthquake was about 60 kilometers east of Ottawa in Western Quebec. Now I'm just waiting for the after shocks to begin.
    they already happened if they did...?
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    Yep, got sent home from work - there was some light damage to the building (a few cracked windows, I think). No damage to the house though, thank God.

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    Quote ebrian wrote: View Post
    Not just in Ottawa but here in Toronto too. I think ours was about 15-20 seconds after yours, I happened to be chatting with a friend from Ottawa at the precise moment that yours happened. I was Googling it because I thought he was lying to me.
    The best line came from the local CBC Radio One newscaster. While reporting on the quake this aft he added ".... and Toronto is still coming to grips with the fact that is was not (at) the epicentre of the quake."

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    Yea it supposedly hit. People told me about it. I didn't feel i tthough, my friend who lives on the same street as me felt it but I didn't
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    what is this. earthquake in ottawa, tornadoes in winsdor...? weird weather.
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