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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ontario County NY experiences earthquake

By Sam Foster

We interrupt normal political discussion to bring you breaking news.  While typing away at my work email, I noticed that my computer screen was shaking inexplicably.  Within minutes coworkers were getting calls from family members about an earthquake.  As far as I can tell, people in Canandaigua, Farmington, Victor and Fishers NY felt the quake, which occurred around 6/23/10 1:50PM EST.

More details to follow.

Update:

Wham 13 confirms.

The 13WHAM-TV newsroom felt shaking at about 1:43 p.m. It lasted for about 5 to 10 seconds.

Twitter and Facebook comments indicate people felt the slight shaking all over Rochester.

The U.S. Geological Survey said there was an earthquake in the Lake Champlain area.

We will bring you more information as it becomes available.


Update x2:

HuffPo has earthquake in Canada

A Canada earthquake shook Toronto and Ottawa at approximately 1:45 p.m. Eastern Time today, June 23, 2010.

Numerous reports flooded Twitter, including from the National Post in Toronto, which reported heavy shaking to its building about 30 seconds after similar reports from Ottawa.

The Globe and Mail is reporting on its mobile site that there are numerous reports of "unusual ground shaking in various parts of Ontario," felt as far away as Buffalo.

The quake was also felt by some as far away as Boston and Cleveland.

This is a developing story...


Update x3:

Earthquake is a 5.5 and epicenter was in Quebec. The shaking was felt as far as Rochester NY.

Update x4:

Comments of the earthquake via the Globe

Montreal too! 21 0 Report Abuse

J LaRue 6/23/2010 1:50:45 PM
First tremor I haven't been asleep for. NICE!!! 14 0 Report Abuse

GtrPlyr 6/23/2010 1:51:27 PM
I feel the Earth move under my feet .... 33 1Report Abuse

beep 6/23/2010 1:51:33 PM
Kitchener as well. The duct work in my condo shook bacak and forth for about 15 seconds ...aproximately 6 inche displacement and the couch was moving for about 15 seconds before and during
10 1Report Abuse

JL6 6/23/2010 1:51:36 PM
I felt it in the office and thought it was just me...

That felt WEIRD 22 1Report Abuse

ShootMessen​ger 6/23/2010 1:51:45 PM
Felt it here at Spadina and King. Chalked it up to testing for our BILLION$ G20 photo-op for Harper! 27 24Report Abuse

A_K 6/23/2010 1:51:54 PM
2 tremors in Toronto. 11 0 Report Abuse

Bikie 6/23/2010 1:51:55 PM
Cornwall too! 5 0 Report Abuse

Merkin 6/23/2010 1:52:02 PM
the whole front of the house was bending and waving. 20 seconds or so. 7 2Report Abuse

Bankruptbab​y 6/23/2010 1:52:23 PM
Wow, that was fast. The Globe had this up before my monitor stopped shaking.


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2 comments:

Matthew Avitabile said...

Felt it in Burke, NY

conservative generation said...

I thought it was a truck myself. Until I realized I work in a basement, over 3 hundred yards from any street.

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