Earthquake in Ontario-Quebec Canada

A 5.0 magnitude earthquake shook areas on the Ontario-Quebec border in Canada at 1:41 p.m EST on Wednesday, June 23, 2010.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was 12 miles deep and lasted about 30 seconds. It was originally said to be 5.5 magnitude, but was later reduce to a 5.0 by the USGS.

Tremors have reportedly been felt in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Cleveland, Ohio as well.

According to a press release by the city of Toronto, there have been no major damages reported yet from the earthquake that occurred this afternoon.

“In our initial assessment, there has been no major damage to City infrastructure. Further investigations are taking place to confirm,” the statement said. “The Toronto Transit Commission and Transportation Services have reported that there has been no damage to their infrastructure or interruptions to service.

“The City’s Emergency Operations Centre is up and running in preparation for the G20 so the City is uniquely prepared to respond to the event. We will continue to monitor the situation and will report as necessary.”

Several buildings in Toronto and the Ottawa region were evacuated.

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