OMG Wow! Just felt my first earthquake! It woke me up as my bed was shaking (thought someone was under my bed LOL)! Wow! Freaky! I’m hearing now that it was spread throughout Southern Ontario Canada and Northern USA!…

"A magnitude 5.5 earthquake hit central Canada this afternoon, rattling buildings from Windsor to Montreal and several U.S. states.

The epicentre of the quake was in Quebec, 61 kilometres north of Ottawa, according to U.S. Geological Survey, and struck at 1:41 p.m.EDT.

The Ottawa newsroom was evacuated at about 1:43 p.m. The Toronto newsroom also shook.

Environment Minister Jim Prentice was doing an interview with CTV at its Ottawa bureau on the 14th floor of the World Exchange Plaza in downtown Ottawa when the tremour struck.

"I was on the air and suddenly my chair was moving," he said afterwards. "Fortunately I was at the end."

The sidewalks quickly filled with workers who decided to evacuate their buildings.

Twitter users as far away as Springfield, Mass. and Traverse City, Mich. reported feeling tremors. A Globe reporter in Montreal said that city also shook."


Reports say it’s rated at 5.5! And a Second quake!

Toronto has just experienced an earthquake. The seats were rumbling at 1:38 p.m. Thursday as a mild earthquake hit Toronto.
An 5.5 magnitude earthquake hit Toronto’s downtown this afternoon with a mild shaking. Sitting at my desk reporting I watched my computer screen doing a jig on the desk.
Twitter feeds say that Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto all felt the quake at the same time. The Ottawa Globe and Mail has evacuated their offices. Twitter feeds are stating that it was felt for 30 seconds in Markham and Thornhill.
The mild rumbling shook the floors in my office. There is no damage in my area. As news comes in this will be updated.

Some interesting links:…

"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."

By MSVG on 2010-06-23 13:51:02

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