June 23rd, 2010
02:55 PM ET

5.0 magnitude quake strikes Canada; no major damage


[Updated at 5:20 p.m.] U.S. Geological Survey has revised the earthquake's preliminary magnitude to 5.0. The USGS initially assigned it a preliminary magnitude of 5.5.

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[Updated at 2:55 p.m.] There has been no major damage reported so far from an earthquake that hit Canada today, the city of Toronto said in a press release.

"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."

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[Updated at 2:42 p.m.] Barre Campbell, a spokesman for the city of Ottawa, tells CNN that there are no reports of major damage in downtown Ottawa.Campbell said he  witnessed self-evacuations of downtown buildings, but that people appear to be headed back into work buildings now.

[Updated at 2:32 p.m.] An operator at the Ottawa Hospital said she felt the quake for about 30 seconds.

Sgt. Marc LaPorte, a spokesman for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, told CNN that it was a "slight tremor" and there "doesn't appear to be any damage reported to date yet."

[Updated at 2:21 p.m.] CNN affiliate CBC in Canada is reporting that buildings in Toronto and Ottawa have been evacuated.

CBC also spoke with Kathleen Sullivan who was working on the eighth floor of an office in downtown Toronto when the quake hit.

"It was very peculiar because we could actually see the plants on our window shelf shaking," she told the CBC. "By the time we gathered in the hall and figured out it wasn't our imagination, it stopped. But it was easily a minute of things shaking.

[Updatd at 2:16 p.m.] The quake struck at 1:41 p.m. near the borders of Ontario and Quebec provinces, the USGS said.
It was about 12 miles deep.

[Updated at 2:15 p.m.] CNN affiliate WDIV in Detroit, Michigan is reporting tremors were felt in the metro area of Detroit.

Other tremors have reportedly been felt in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Cleveland, Ohio.

CNN affiliate WFSB in Hartford, Connecticut reported that some residents in Connecticut felt shaking. CNN affiliate WMUR in Manchester, New Hampshire reported that residents in New Hampshire also felt the tremors.

[Posted at 2:10 p.m.] An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 struck Wednesday in southern Canada, the U.S. Geological Survey reported Wednesday.

This story is developing. We'll bring you the latest information as we get it.

soundoff (878 Responses)
  1. J

    Felt it in Marlton, NJ– just outside of Philadelphia.

    June 23, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. G

    Felt in Erie, PA

    June 23, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. yedaanna

    Felt it in Secaucus, NJ

    June 23, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. JA

    felt it in freeland MI

    June 23, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Mel

    Felt it in Albion, NY. Shaking for about 10 seconds.

    June 23, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Nadine

    Felt it in Sault Ste. Marie, MI.

    June 23, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Terry

    We felt it in Penn Yan, NY

    June 23, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Michelle

    YES, DEFINITELY FELT IT IN VERMONT!!!!!!!!!

    June 23, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Michelle

    We're still having aftershocks in Batavia, NY

    June 23, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Celia

    My mother lives in Malone NY and she felt it

    June 23, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Jane

    Were on the 10th floor of a high rise in Hamilton, and it was pretty crazy. My cabinet doors opened and were swinging and the building swaying for a good length of time. I feel weird and dizzy now.

    June 23, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Salim

    Felt it in Woodbridge, ON. Was in my car taking a nap

    June 23, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jabberhockey

      I suppose taking a nap while you are driving is OK. Just don't let them catch you on a cell phone.

      June 23, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  13. tanya

    felt it in Middlebury Vermont!

    June 23, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. DK

    Felt on 14th floor of downtown office tower, Montreal.

    June 23, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Stacie

    A relative in Southern Ontario posted on Facebook saying it was her first earthquake ever, and her kids (who were playing outside at the time) felt it too.

    Noticed nothing over here in Manitoba, of course.

    June 23, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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