5.0 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Mid-Michigan 6-23-2010 - WNEM TV 5

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Mid-Michigan 6-23-2010

WNEM TV5 fielded calls from viewers Wednesday afternoon after people in Mid-Michigan reported feeling an earthquake.
The U.S. Geological Survey said a magnitude 5.0 earthquake has hit the Ontario-Quebec border region of Canada.
The quake rocked the city of Ottowa for about 20 seconds and forced people in office buildings to temporarily evacuate.
Residents from suburban Detroit to Port Huron and Saginaw have reported feeling the ground shaking Wednesday.
Read about What Tremor Felt Like To Michiganders.
TV5 has heard from residents as far north as Houghton Lake and down south through the I-75 corridor regarding the tremor.
Residents as far west as Grand Rapids have reported feeling the ground move.
TV5 Weathercaster Eric Jylha said the last time Mid-Michigan experienced a tremor this big was about a dozen years ago.
Wayne County's emergency management office has received about a dozen calls from police and fire agencies reporting earthquake tremors.
Detroit police spokeswoman Yvette Walker said that police personnel on the upper floors of the downtown headquarters reported feeling the quake.
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Deputy director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Mark Hammond told The Associated Press that reports of tremors Wednesday came in "from downtown Detroit to Downriver."
There are no reports of any serious damage. Media outlets throughout Michigan reported via Twitter of instances of ground shake.
There also are reports that it shook buildings across upstate New York and into Canada and Vermont.
People from Buffalo to Albany and north to Massena on the St. Lawrence River say pets were startled and plates rattled at about 1:45 p.m. Wednesday.
The USGS said the quake occurred at a depth of 9.8 miles at 1:41 p.m. EDT.
According to a 2004 study, over the last 350 years, the region has experienced five magnitude 6 quakes.
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