Earthquake in Canada - An earthquake centered in Canada shook buildings across metro Detroit this afternoon, causing a stir but no reports of immediate damage.
The magnitude 5.0 quake – initially reported at 5.5 but later downgraded – hit around 1:41 p.m. today, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Its epicenter was near the border of Quebec and Ontario, about 24 miles from Cumberland, Ontario. The depth was 11.2 miles.
Folks downtown, in the suburbs and as far away as Lansing felt the brief quake. Michigan State Police dispatchers in Detroit and the department’s headquarters in Lansing said there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
News reports indicated tremors were felt from Chicago to upstate New York and Vermont.
People make their way back to an office building after an earthquake rattled buildings today in Cleveland. A powerful Canadian earthquake hundreds of miles away rattled Ohio, with the sound of plaster cracking in Cleveland and buildings in Cincinnati gently swaying.