Magnitude 5.0 earthquake hits Central Canada

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Shakemap of the earthquake.
Image: USGS.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 occurred on Wednesday afternoon in the Ontario-Québec region, Canada, at 17:41:41 UTC (01:41:41 PM local time), USGS reported.

The earthquake had a depth of 16.4 km, and the epicenter was located 49 km north of Cumberland, 52 km north of Gatineau, Québec, 58 km northeast of Hull and 61 km north of Ottawa.

Minor damage has been reported in Ottawa. There are no reports of injuries.

Shaking was felt also in parts of Michigan, Ohio, New York, Massachusetts and Illinois.


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