5.0-magnitude quake jolts Canada, and several US states

New York -- A magnitude-5.0 earthquake struck at the Ontario-Quebec border region of Canada early Wednesday afternoon, shaking homes and businesses in the states of Michigan, New York and Vermont as well as in Toronto, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicentre of the earthquake was about 85 kilometres north of Ottawa, near Buckingham, Quebec, about 480 miles from Port Huron. It’s about 220 miles from Syracuse, N.Y., and about 360 miles from Buffalo, N.Y

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The quake occurred at 1:41 p.m. EDT, the USGS said. An official at Michigan State University verified an earthquake was felt in much of state about 1:45 p.m.


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