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US Geologic Survey Confirms Earthquake In Canada

 
US Geologic Survey Confirms Earthquake In Canada
Posted Friday, May 17th 2013 @ 10am

OGDENSBURG, N.Y. (AP) _ A 5.1-magnitude earthquake in Ontario, Canada, has been felt across upstate New York from Buffalo to the Vermont border.

Canada's government agency that monitors earthquakes says the quake occurred at 9:43 a.m. today about 13 miles northeast of Shawville, Quebec, about an hour's drive outside Ottawa.

Local media outlets in northern New York say people in communities along the St. Lawrence River and as far east as Lake Champlain on New York-Vermont border reported feeling their homes shake.

There are also reports from residents of Buffalo and surrounding suburbs who say they felt their houses sway and the ground shake for less than one minute. Rochester and Syracuse media outlets also report that the quake was felt in those areas.

There are no reports of damage.

 

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