Toronto Earthquake At 5.5 Magnitude

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An earthquake shocked Toronto and Ontario, Canada at a 5.5 intensity on the Richter scale on June 23, 2010. These earthquakes are so rare in this part that is why everyone was alarmed. Luckily there were no casualties or damages. In 1998, Canada experienced an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6. So it’s a huge deal to experience a higher intensity.

Offices and home of Canadians shook vigorously. Felt from Niagara Falls to Toronto to Ottawa, the center was estimated at 38 kilometers above Cumberland, Ontario on the Ottawa River. The earthquake was felt in the United States like Ohio, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and New Jersey.

In the same way, an earthquake occurred around 2 p.m. in Michigan. Livonia and Rochester Hills residents stated that they also felt the tremors. The National Weather Service confirmed the happening of an earthquake. Although the magnitude was moderate and perceived to bring slight damage to properties, it still scarred most people.

People have been calling the authorities saying they felt the tremors and said they felt like they were wiggling back and forth and everyone kind of stopped working and looked at each other. It lasted 30 seconds or so.


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