Earthquake rattles eastern Canada
May 17th, 2013
03:19 PM ET

Earthquake rattles eastern Canada

People on both sides of the border felt an earthquake originating around the Quebec and Ontario borders, the Canadian government said.

Natural Resources Canada gave it a preliminary magnitude of 5.2; the U.S. Geological Survey put it at 4.4.

With an epicenter about 11 miles (18 kilometers) from Shawville, in western Quebec, the quake was felt in the Ottawa-Gatineau area and out to Toronto, more than 260 miles away. It hit a nerve in New York state and Cleveland, too.

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  1. Prawn Stars

    I'll give it a 2.3.
    That's the best I can do.

    May 17, 2013 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. chrissy

    We felt it in michigan also.

    May 17, 2013 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Billybob

    Good thing this dint happen in the Yoonighted States. YEE HAW.

    May 17, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Santa

    Felt it at the North Pole.

    May 17, 2013 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. The Earthquake Fairy

    So Canada finally had an earthquake. Now Canada gets three wishes.

    May 17, 2013 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Canada, America's Hat™

      Hey, my first wish is to have infinite wishes, eh?
      And my second wish is for all those hoseheads to take off!
      And my third wish is for more infinite wishes, eh?
      Thank you, Earthquake Fairy! :D

      May 17, 2013 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      We wish Justin Bieber would pack up and go live someplace else.

      May 17, 2013 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Not me @ 8:38 yesterday.

    May 19, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    We wish y'all would hire ball-game-jazz singers who bothered to learn to read music if they don't know our national anthem.

    May 20, 2013 at 3:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Bill

    So THATS what that was. I barely felt it in Niagara Falls, but it was noticeable.

    June 14, 2013 at 10:00 am | Report abuse | Reply

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