It doesn't take an Earthquake to move Uxbridge Residents just a knowledgeable Realtor® ..... but today the earth moved beneath their feet as southern Ontario felt the shock-wave from a 5.5 (later downgraded to 5.0) magnitude quake. The effects of the Quake were felt throughout southern Ontario .....
While Canada is subject to 3 or 4 quakes a day they are seldom felt by you or I and it takes sensitive equipment that measures sesmic activity to even know they happened. However on a few occasions a year Canadians do feel them.
Today June 23rd, 2010 was such a day
Time ..... approximately 1:42 pm
Magnitude ..... preliminary estimate of a magnitude of 5.0
Location ..... 60 km north of Ottawa
Depth ..... 19 km
"This earthquake occurred near the southern edge of the Western Quebec Seismic Zone. Earthquakes within this zone are mostly small. They tend to cluster in a wide area that is slightly elongated northwest-southeast. Historically, earthquakes in the Western Quebec Seismic Zone have caused damage roughly once a decade. Three or four smaller events each year are felt in the region but are generally too small to cause damage. The largest earthquakes known in this part of Canada occurred in 1935 (M6.1), about 250 km (150 miles) to the northwest of todays event, and in 1732 (M6.2), about 150 km (100 miles) to the east. The 1732 earthquake caused significant damage in Montreal". source USGC
Eastern Canada has been subject to Major Quakes
and experts cannot rule out the possibility of a major quake
hitting large urban/city centers such as Ottawa and Toronto
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