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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Earthquake Shook Buildings Throughout The Northeast

Canada-based earthquake felt in Western Pa.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010

An earthquake centered in Canada could be felt by some people in the Pittsburgh area this afternoon.

Reports of buildings shaking came from Carlow University in Oakland and from the South Side, among other locations.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the magnitude 5.5 quake was centered at the Ontario-Quebec border at 1:41 p.m. It was felt a few minutes later in Western Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh police said they have no reports of damage.

News reports said it also could be felt in New York City, New Jersey, Ohio, and Michigan.

Buildings shook in Toronto for almost a minute and several were evacuated.

The earthquake originated in an area called the Ottawa River Valley, where huge plates that make up the continent sometimes slip. More...

4 comments :

Anonymous said...

I felt it today in Coudersport and so did my wife, about 10 seconds of wavering

Jane Hilfiger said...

I felt the tremor in Harrison Valley, PA. I was waiting for President Obama's speech. I looked at the clock and it said 1:40 (maybe a minute or two off) I had never felt an earthquake before but thought surely that is what it would feel like. The dishes in my entertainment center clinked together leading me to believe it truly was an earthquake. My granddaughter, Alissa, was here and she felt it also.

Anonymous said...

I was on 155 bridge in Port Allegany and felt a strange rocking motion at that time in my car. I thought at first something was wrong with my car, but there wasn't!

Anonymous said...

we felt at pittsburgh corning in port allegany too