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Old 06-23-2010, 03:07 PM
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Magnitude5.5
Date-Time
Location45.866N, 75.457W
Depth15.7 km (9.8 miles) set by location program
RegionONTARIO-QUEBEC BORDER REGION, CANADA
Distances
  • 39 km (24 miles) N (356) from Cumberland, Ontario, Canada
  • 45 km (28 miles) NNE (21) from Gatineau, Qu�bec, Canada
  • 52 km (32 miles) NNE (26) from Hull, Qu�bec, Canada
  • 53 km (33 miles) NNE (21) from OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 2.3 km (1.4 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=283, Nph=283, Dmin=149 km, Rmss=0.91 sec, Gp= 25,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=7
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDus2010xwa7
  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:09 PM
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Magnitude 5.5 ONTARIO-QUEBEC BORD REG., CANADA
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 17:41:42 UTC




Major Tectonic Boundaries: Subduction Zones -purple, Ridges -red and Transform Faults -green
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I felt it here in Kitchener! I was sitting at the table with my laptop and it began to wobble... it's pretty rickety so I wondered at first if it was finally falling apart. :P Then I realized the fan looked like it was moving and the building itself seemed to be wobbling a little... At first I wondered if people were doing work upstairs or something, but obviously that shouldn't cause an entire building to shake - lol. Was quite a surprise!
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:27 PM
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I felt the last quake in 2002 was it? Didn't feel this one, how disappointing. All my friends and family felt it. My mothers office shook just down the street.

Felt reports in Boston now.

Eabie, welcome to Ontario, lol. Though rare, we're all sitting on fault lines that shake every few decades. Strange, isn't it? There was a 6.3 in 1984 I think it was.
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City Hall in Windsor was evacuated, and I felt my house shaking in La Salle.
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I felt the last quake in 2002 was it? Didn't feel this one, how disappointing. All my friends and family felt it. My mothers office shook just down the street.

Felt reports in Boston now.

Eabie, welcome to Ontario, lol. Though rare, we're all sitting on fault lines that shake every few decades. Strange, isn't it? There was a 6.3 in 1984 I think it was.
Thank you! It was my first earthquake. If we don't get any storms today (looking like more and more of a possibility it seems, sadly) then this won't exactly compensate, but it does help a little. :P Especially cool that it seems like such a rare event here - not since 2002.
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Thank you! It was my first earthquake. If we don't get any storms today (looking like more and more of a possibility it seems, sadly) then this won't exactly compensate, but it does help a little. :P Especially cool that it seems like such a rare event here - not since 2002.
Not 2002, but 2000, and if was a 5.5.

And the 6.3 was a 6.0 in 1990.

CP24 is talking about it, lol.

EDIT: Spooky, I'm sensing a trend!!

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2010

Every 10 yrs!
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I was at the Fairview Mall in St. Catharines when it happened. Everyone just stood there staring at each other, then someone screamed it was a earthquake and everyone was fanning out from the centre of the mall towards the sides. It was pretty epic, can today get any better? Supposedly, Welland just got hit again around 2:30 with a tremor.
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I was at the Fairview Mall in St. Catharines when it happened. Everyone just stood there staring at each other, then someone screamed it was a earthquake and everyone was fanning out from the centre of the mall towards the sides. It was pretty epic, can today get any better? Supposedly, Welland just got hit again around 2:30 with a tremor.
I never felt anything and I'm like 2 miles from Fairview. Weird.

Hehe, "Welland" never got an earthquake. Quakes cover a radius of hundreds of miles, not specific towns

The only quake I remember is coming home from work in early afternoon about 15 yrs ago. It was about 3pm on a sunny day and I was downstairs on the couch when the walls started rattling. It was too much vibration to have just been a big truck going by. I went outside and one of my neighbors was walking down her driveway and asked me "did you feel that?".

Nothing today though.
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I never felt anything and I'm like 2 miles from Fairview. Weird.

Hehe, "Welland" never got an earthquake. Quakes cover a radius of hundreds of miles, not specific towns

The only quake I remember is coming home from work in early afternoon about 15 yrs ago. It was about 3pm on a sunny day and I was downstairs on the couch when the walls started rattling. It was too much vibration to have just been a big truck going by. I went outside and one of my neighbors was walking down her driveway and asked me "did you feel that?".

Nothing today though.
Yeah, you live in Port, I remember. Like 5 mins from my house. Yeah that is weird. A bunch of other peoples I know in the St. Catharines area also felt it, all the way in the west end and in Meritt. Though I have a friend who was in the Falls and didn't feel it.
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