So I’m tuned into a teleconference early this afternoon and I swear the room started to sway. Just a gentle rocking, but it was noticeable that I saw my monitor rocking a little. I actually wrote down “1:42 p.m. quake?” in my notebook. Wouldn’t you know there was a 5.5 quake in the northeast at 1:41 p.m. ET?
From the Globe and Mail.
A magnitude 5.5 earthquake hit central Canada this afternoon, rattling buildings from Windsor to Montreal and several U.S. states.
The epicentre of the quake was likely in Quebec, north of Ottawa, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and struck at 1:41 p.m. EDT. The area – known as the Charlevoix-Kamouraska zone along the St. Lawrence River – is the most active seismic zone in Eastern Canada, according to a report for the Canadian Geological Survey published earlier this year. …
Twitter users as far away as Springfield, Mass. and Traverse City, Mich. reported feeling tremors. A Globe reporter in Montreal said that city also shook.
There were unconfirmed reports of minor injuries and damage. A Toronto Police spokesperson said that there have been no reports of injuries in Toronto, which was later confirmed by the city in a news release.