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  • They're rare here but they do happen.

    {It had one of our cats jumping straight up out of a sound sleep, hissing and spitting. The other one just opened an eye, yawned and went back to sleep.}

    Possible earthquake shakes Ontario, Quebec

    36 minutes ago
    By The Canadian Press

    TORONTO - There are reports of a possible earthquake shaking buildings across parts of southern Ontario and Quebec.

    The Internet is abuzz with people saying they felt the earth rumble in cities across the province, including Windsor, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.

    The quake seemed to last for about 30 seconds in Ottawa and rattled downtown buildings, homes in west-end Ottawa and government offices across the Ottawa River in Gatineau, Que.

    Stephen Taylor, a political pundit in Ottawa, used his Twitter feed to describe what the tremors felt like.

    "I was in an elevator when the earthquake hit," Taylor wrote. "Debris hitting the top of it, walls scraping ... fun stuff."

    Witnesses in downtown Toronto also described feeling a prolonged tremour that shook desks, rattled bookshelves and caused paintings on walls to shake.

    There were no immediate reports of damage or injury.

    The website for the U.S. Geological Survey displayed a map showing a recent event registering 5.5 on the Richter scale had occurred near the Ontario-Quebec boundary, but no other details were immediately available.

    Hundreds of people were milling about on downtown Ottawa streets as the Parliament buildings emptied, along with the Prime Minister's Office across the street at the Langevin Block.

    Buildings across downtown Ottawa were evacuated.

    A sitting of the Senate was disturbed, as were preparations by the PMO for this week's G8 and G20 summits. PMO staff were forced out onto Wellington Street.

    Chinese President Hu Jintao was to arrive in Ottawa later Wednesday afternoon.

    Last edited by firecat1; 06-23-2010, 03:36 PM.

  • #2
    Did you get shaken???
    Stay Safe and Well Out There....

    Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers


    • #3
      "Shaken, not stirred."

      Nope, not bothered at all actually. I've felt similar activity in both Northern VA, when I lived in Manassas and in Oak Ridge, TN.


      • #4
        Originally posted by firecat1 View Post
        "Shaken, not stirred."

        Nope, not bothered at all actually. I've felt similar activity in both Northern VA, when I lived in Manassas and in Oak Ridge, TN.
        We had a shake about 2:15pm today as well down here where we are in Virginia...

        RICHMOND - CBS 6 Twitter followers say they felt the earthquake in the following locations:
        VCU Biotech Park - Downtown Richmond
        Glenside Drive and West Broad Street - Henrico's West End
        Pocahontas State Park - Chesterfield
        Bottom's Up Pizza - Richmond's Shockoe Bottom
        June 23, 2010 2:14 PM EDT

        An earthquake centered near Ottawa, Canada was felt around Richmond Wednesday afternoon.

        Dr. Martin Chapman, Research Assistant Professor of Geophysics at Virginia Tech, tells CBS 6 a magnitude 5.5 earthquake centered near Ottawa, Canada hit around 1:41pm.

        Dr. Chapman says people in taller buildings around Central Virginia would be more likely to feel the earthquake.

        He says it is the strongest earthquake in that part of Canada since 1987.
        Stay Safe and Well Out There....

        Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers


        • #5
          We felt it here in NW PA....


          • #6
            We had a good shake up here in northern Virginia yesterday.


            • #7
              The New Madrid Fault shook the Paducah,Ky area back in October 2002.I wasn't sure what it was and went outside to check the street for a wreck.
              It was so quiet,I thought of all those slasher movies where the best looking person was usually the first one gotten so I went back inside really quick.
              After turning the tv back on,I learned that a quake had just been recorded by seismometers.


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