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. Linda

    I live in Buffalo area ... personally did not feel it, but my dog jumped up from lying on the floor like she was kicked. Then when I heard about it on the news, that was about the time the dog acted weird.

    June 23, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Leanne

    we felt her ein Portland,Maine

    June 23, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Leanne

      meant here in Portland,Maine

      June 23, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jabberhockey

      What was her name and where can we find her ?

      June 23, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. stephane roy

    i live in Petawawa Ont Canada.. 2 Hours West of Ottawa... and we got it pretty good here... Felt like my work building was gonna colapse on us

    June 23, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Me

    Felt in Cleveland, OH about knocked me off my chair!

    June 23, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Lo

    it was pretty strong in Barrhaven, ON...close to where it originated

    June 23, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. JJ

    Felt it in Georgia

    June 23, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Randy

      Really? Soviet Union...just kidding!!!

      June 23, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Matt

    Felt it here in Toledo, OH about 30 minutes ago.

    June 23, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Lisa, San Jose CA

    DID YOU FEEL IT?

    The USGS wants to know. Use the link at the bottom of this USGS page to record your experience of this earthquake:

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010xwa7.php

    June 23, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Lisa, San Jose CA

      Btw, I don't work for USGS, but live in an area of California with lots of earthquakes, so I'm frequently on the USGS site filling out their 'did you feel it' form.

      June 23, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lisa, San Jose CA

      here's a direct link to the form to fill out:

      http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/events/us/2010xwa7/us/form.en.enabled.html

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

    felt in right in ottawa ontario, our work building was shaking and everyone had to be evacuated

    June 23, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Bryan

    Felt it in Warren, PA....

    June 23, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Joanne

    Felt it in Kitchener, Ont. My son said it felt like Big Foot walking beside our house!

    June 23, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Bob Brown

    I felt two very small waverings here in Dayton, Ohio. The secretary felt them, too, and when I mentioned it to her, she said, "Yes...yes...yes."

    June 23, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Linda

    Felt it in Schenectady, NY

    June 23, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Daniel Hess

    I work at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier in Chicago. Our building shook as did others on Navy Pier.

    June 23, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Tams

    Felt in Windsor Locks, CT

    June 23, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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