Thursday, June 24, 2010

An Earthquake Jolts Central Canada and Parts of the USA


Toronto undergoes a rattling from an earthquake on June 23
Graphics (Toronto: June 23, 2010) © Jerome D'Costa

An earthquake of 5.0 magnitude shook buildings, houses and grounds at 1:41 p.m. yesterday in parts of Ontario and Quebec in Canada and northern parts of the USA including New York, Massachusetts and Ohio. The epicentre of the quake was in Quebec near Ottawa.

Many people felt the jolts and evacuated office buildings in downtown Ottawa, Toronto and other places. Cellphone connections were disrupted for a time. So far no casualty has been reported.

The Globe and Mail reports, there were two recorded earthquakes in the same region. One was of 6.2 magnitude in 1732 and another one of 6.1 in 1935.

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