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.

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  1. Liar

    Felt it in Las Vegas, NV! WOW!

    June 23, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. the one

    the end times are near! in revelations it talks about things like this coming to past.

    June 23, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Beth

    Felt it here in Webster, NY (outside Rochester) and knew immediately that it was a quake.

    June 23, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Kendra

    We felt the earthquake in Midland Ontairo. Everything just started shaking, My spouse was in bed and he thought I was moving the bed around, This is a king size bed. We have never been in one before and don't know what to do. We reside in a seniors building and many are afraid to return to thier unitsl

    June 23, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Joanna

    felt in windsor connecticut about 5-6 seconds

    June 23, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Elle

    Felt in old south of London, Ontario for about 15 seconds. No damage or displacement of property inside or outside my home, but the pets were on edge for a while after. Did have a mild aftershock that wasn't as noticable a few minutes after.

    June 23, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. mike

    felt it here in st catharines ontario canada i never felt a quake before thought i was doing a load of laundry cause my washer sharkes when it is on the spin cycle

    June 23, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Scranton PA

    Felt it in downtown Scranton PA

    June 23, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. lisa

    we live in timmins and we felt it too ...we were sitting here and our chairs started to shake it only last a few seconds ....we were wondering what it was ...

    June 23, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. bailoutsos

    Want to see right where it was at? Go to http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsanim/ and it shows as a red square because it just happened.

    June 23, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Dave A.

    Felt in Clifton Park, NY...just outside Albany...felt like ground wiggled a little!

    June 23, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Guest

    I work in downtown Youngstown, Ohio. I didn't feel it personally, however, a co-worker's husband works in another building nearby and they were evacuated and sent home for the day. Weird

    June 23, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. alamo1978

    Felt in Indianapolis, IN for a few seconds. Vertical blinds were swinging a little on the third floor of my building.

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  14. Jean

    The epicenter was north of Ottawa\Gatineau region, at the grocerie store where i was in Gatineau there was breakage in every iles.

    June 23, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Dom

    More quakes to come

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