5.1-magnitude earthquake felt in Ontario, parts of Mich.
Map courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey website.
TORONTO (AP) -
Earthquakes Canada is reporting a 5.1-magnitude earthquake just west of Ottawa that was felt as far away as Toronto.
The federal agency that monitors earthquakes revised its original report, saying it registered a 5.1-magnitude temblor with an epicenter located about 21 kilometers (13 miles) northeast of Shawville, Quebec, about an hour's drive outside Ottawa.
It was felt around 9:43 a.m. as far west as Toronto, Canada's largest city, but no damage was immediately reported.
According to reports, the quake was felt in Metro Detroit, Ann Arbor and all the way up in Midland. There were no reports of damage in Michigan.
Tom McIntyre with Saginaw County 911 says they received a report from the Saginaw County Health Department that the agency's building was swaying. McIntyre said he thought "swaying" was an overstatement and that what the employees really felt was a train passing by.
Twitter erupted with reports of buildings shaking in Ottawa for several seconds. Ontario's premier, who lives in Toronto, tweeted that her house was shaking.
Ontario Provincial Police in Arnprior, Ontario, not far from the epicenter, say they have received no reports of damage.
The original report said a 4.8-magnitude quake was centered near the town of Braeside, Ontario.
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