A 5.0 magnitude earthquake shook Canada at about 1:41 p.m. and reverberated via parts with the eastern United States. There have been reports of shaking through the earthquake in Michigan, Upstate New York (Rochester and Buffalo), Ohio (Cleveland) and Massachusetts. Buildings have been evacuated and cell phone service was interrupted close to the epicenter (about 33 miles north of Ottawa). Toronto, Quebec and Montreal also felt robust tremors, having to shut down passenger trains and evacuate structures at the same time.
The U.S. Geological Survey says that even though earthquakes can take place about the east coast, it’s unusual for such powerful quakes being felt east with the Rockies. When East Coast earth quakes do occur, the results are even more far reaching than the ones within the West. Ottawa can be a part with the West Quebec Seismic Zone. The last moderate earthquake inside the area took spot in Quebec in 2000. A single of one of the most serious earthquakes was a 6.1 magnitude that took spot in 1935. There had been no injuries or significant harm reported. The earthquake hit just days just before the G20 summit that is set to convene in Toronto June 26.
Minutes ago, San Diego residents felt the tremors of an earthquake.
Holtville resident, Ralph Muñoz, who was going to buddies in El Cajon, CA for your Easter holiday stated the shaking lasted for roughly 30 seconds. While the shaking was not extreme, it progressively improved and seemed to other residents to last lengthier than 30 seconds.
Early reports indicated the quake originated in Baja California, Mexico. Info available now suggests the quake apparently centered close to Guadalupe Victoria south of Mexicali. The united states Geological Service (USGS) initially estimated the earthquake’s strength at 6.9 to 7.2.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern Californians were jolted from their sleep before dawn Tuesday as a small but strongly felt earthquake struck beneath Los Angeles‘ eastern suburbs.
No damage or injuries were reported, however, and jangled nerves appeared to be the biggest impact of the magnitude-4.4 temblor, which struck at 4:04 a.m.
“It was a rude awakening,” said Amber Szabo, manager of the skin care store Lather in Pasadena.
The quake was centered 10 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, 12 miles under the city of Pico Rivera.
In 1987, a fault in that area produced the magnitude-5.9 Whittier Narrows quake that killed eight people and caused more than $350 million in damage. But Tuesday’s quake was likely not an aftershock because too much time has elapsed, said seismologist Kate Hutton at the California Institute of Technology.
Szabo said she and her husband ran out of their home “like crazy people.”
But others, like Vincenzo Moschella, said it happened too fast for his family to duck under their dining room table as planned.