I can't believe it... An earthquake hit Toronto and Brampton...
A magnitude 5.5 earthquake hit central Canada around 1:43 p.m. EDT.
People in Toronto, Brampton, Ottawa, etc. felt it.
I personally didn't feel the earthquake. It must be really minor.
Only a small percentage of people in our Brampton office felt the shake.
I was messaging a co-worker working in Toronto. When he told me that there was an earthquake, I thought he meant company earthquake... "layoffs". Then, I found out that his 2 stories glass building was actually shaking. Wow... scary!
Wen (working downtown) also felt it. It lasted for 30 sec.
May be earth is giving a welcoming shake for the world leaders going to G20 and G8 submit... hahahaha... :D
The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was centered 49 km north from Cumberland, Ontario.
Click here to see roughly where Cumberland is.
The U.S. Geological Survey has downgraded the earthquake to 5.0. The quake was centered 61 kilometres north from Ottawa. No aftershocks are likely, according to a University of Toronto geology professor, Pierre Robin.