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Did Toronto just have an earthquake?

Toronto just had an earthquake. Yup, the news surrounding Rob Ford isn't the only earth-moving event of the day. Two earthquakes, a 5.2-magnitude tremor and a 4.1 aftershock, were reported by Earthquakes Canada 18-20 kms northeast of Shawville, Quebec, a town close to Ottawa.

The rumble, reportedly 10 seconds long, was felt here in Toronto and as far away as Cleveland around 9:43 AM but no property damage has been reported. Several buildings were evacuated in Toronto as a result of the earthquake.

toronto earthquake

In the immediate aftermath Twitter was alive with reports of rattling dishes, trembling drinks, and other minor household disturbances. Here's the best of what's circulating:

Did you feel the earthquake in Toronto? Seen any damage?

Chris Bateman is a staff writer at blogTO. Follow him on Twitter at @chrisbateman.

Image: Earthquakes Canada


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