Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Earthquake in Ontario-Quebec, Canada felt in Rochester + Buffalo, NY

Did you feel that? The photos on the wall rocked back and forward clicking. Iced Tea in my glass swished back and forward. My apartment seemed to slightly shake. It lasted about 30 seconds to a minute.

Yes, it was an earthquake! "The U.S. Geological Service reports a 5.5 magnitude quake that originated in Ontario-Quebec border 12 miles below the surface at 1:45 p.m., but it was felt as far as Detroit, Cleveland, Rochester and Buffalo." Details are sketchy now, but local news 13WHAM confirms and adds that they have noticed many Twitter and Facebook comments from Rochester. Click on 13WHAM for more local updates. By the way, it was the 3rd earthquake I've felt in my life. All of them small.

A good news article from CBC News Toronto Canada. Just posted by my buddy maniar on Twitter. Thanks Jaffer!


Jaffer said...

I was washing dishes at the time. And there was a repairman changing my locks and making a lot of noise.

I felt swinging very slightly and thought I was getting dizzy. So I closed the faucet and walked a bit - felt all normal and thought nothing about it.

Only after my mom came home, I found that there was indeed an earthquake and turned on the news !

Well, I am no longer an earthquake virgin.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Jaffer,

I'm glad that everyone was alright. At lest we get small earthquakes. It's odd how far they can be felt.

Lady Banana said...

Noo didn't feel it over

Glad no one was hurt!

In My Head Studios said...

My house must be a little rickety because it shook a lot. And it got quite loud at one point. Quite a few other possible scenarios passed through my head before I realized it was an earthquake. Then I shouted "Run!" to my mom and we went outside. I'm amazed at the power of nature.

meleah rebeccah said...

Holy Crap!

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Lady Banana,

Like an earthquake, you rock my world. ;)

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi In My Head Studios,

Ek! You might want to check your house for cracks especially in the foundation. They said on the news that a few houses did get messed up.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi meleah rebeccah,


meleah rebeccah said...


Dr. Deb said...

Friends up in Syracuse said they felt it!

Tracy said...

I hope your 4th of July weekend has been full of blessings. I know i havent been around much. I have not really had words to express lately on my blog, or really any others. All is fine. I am focusing on my art for now, and hopefully soon i shall have the right words to write up an update on my life.