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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Earthquake in Ottawa June 23rd 2010

Update #2: 5.0 - 5.7 now - bedrock spreads the energy further - I've heard that several US states felt it - and of course Ottawa and Quebec. I've heard two accounts of the epicentre now: the St. Laurent River - and Chelsea, Quebec - North of Ottawa.
So far no injuries. Except the pride of a certain NDP conference - the same image of the conference being interrupted over and over again - same dude looking confused and trying not to look panicky.

Update - it was a 5.5 Surface Earthquake 11 miles down Epicentre near Ottawa - From Montreal to Toronto. So the news say, however they didn't talk about the width - although I know it went at least to North Bay and was still powerful there. Mainly I wanted to post as I couldn't find anything about this online - and the news was all about Obama's speech.. So just in case you're wondering sort of thing.
Many people in Ottawa and Toronto were worried about bombings, terrorists - or protestors going too far due to the G8 and G20. Some were caught in elevators! Can you imagine??

Yep, that was an earthquake.. big and long and reached at least to North Bay, Ontario only at most a minute after it hit Ottawa - around 1:50pm. I was on the phone with my Dad while he was there, he called not knowing about it - just to tell me he'd reached his destination - and as soon as I told him about it, it hit him and I could hear my grandmother scared.
I'm trying to find news on what that was on the scale, and trying to pick up all the stuff that's fallen off the shelves and walls in the house.
Weird thing was, my pain has been bad since 3am - I wonder if there is a connection? I can predict weather with insane accuracy due to my fibromyalgia but what about tension in the Earth's crust? Probably not, but it'll be interesting to see if the huge pain increases happen again before the next quake.


Beth said...

According to Wiki "An earthquake registering 5.7 on the Richter scale struck Ottawa June 23, 2010."

Matty said...

I was on google searching for ottawa earthquake and todays date, foudn your blog and more importantly found the earthquake rank 5.7 L(

xSmAsHl3yx said...

i live just outside ottawa and have heard that it has hit across cental ontraio and northern US they havent figured out the severity on the scale yet but i would be interested when they do it was pretty strong...

Deborah said...

I used to live in California where I experienced a variety of quakes as well as the few I've felt here in Ottawa. This was definitely weird, with the loud rumbling sound and the shaking -- when the porch roof started to creak I got down onto terra not so firma in record time.

Em said...

Thanks for your comments! It's great to hear different accounts of the event - kind of puts things together!
It surprises me that googling the quake yeilded nothing but old quakes from 2008 in Ottawa!!