Toronto earthquake 2013: 5.1-magnitude quake shakes Ontario city
Updated: May 17, 2013 - 10:40 am
A pair of moderate earthquakes that could be felt from Toronto to Ottawa shook eastern Ontario Friday morning
The CBC reports that the first quake, a magnitude 5.1 quake that struck at 9:43 a.m. Eastern time, was felt from Toronto all the way to Ottawa, the nation's capital.
The Ottawa Citizen described the first quake as "long and rumbling."
A second temblor struck 10 minutes later, according to EarthquakesCanada. The second earthquake registered as a 4.2 on the Richter scale.
According to EarthquakesCanada, the nation's quake-reporting agency, the epicenter of both quakes are believed to be in Braeside, Ontario. There were no immediate reports of damage.
Twitter erupted with reports of buildings shaking in Ottawa for several seconds. Ontario's premier, who lives in Toronto, tweeted that her house was shaking.
Ontario Provincial Police in Arnprior, Ontario, not far from the epicenter, say they have received no reports of damage.
An earthquake similar in size and location hit the Ottawa and Quebec area in 2010. On June 23 of that year, a 5.0 earthquake centered in Gracefield, Quebec shook the region as well.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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