Earthquake in Canada felt in Tri-State

Source: USGS
Source: USGS
Western Quebec seismic zone (Source: USGS)
Western Quebec seismic zone (Source: USGS)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - An earthquake that struck in Canada was felt as far away as the Tri-State.

Several Tri-Staters reported feeling tremors around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday.

According the U.S. Geological Survey, a 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck at 1:41 p.m. near the Ontario - Quebec border in Canada.

One building in the 2100 block of Sherman Avenue in Norwood was temporarily evacuated. Workers in the downtown area also say they felt some buildings shake, but there are no reports of injuries or damage around the Tri-State.

There were no reports of major damage closer to the center of the earthquake, either.

Tamara Grubbs, a New York resident, reported that it "made the floors vibrate, and my daughter's heavy wardrobe danced a few inches across the floor. Lasted for only a few seconds."

The only thing she could compare it to: "Felt like being in a small mobile home when an off-set washer hits the spin cycle. That's the nearest personal experience I can compare it to."

The tremors were also felt as far away as Alabama.

The USGS says the Western Quebec seismic zone, where the earthquake occurred, have smaller earthquakes around three or four times a year. The two largest earthquakes in that area were a magnitude 6.2 that occurred in 1735 and a magnitude 6.1 that occurred in 1935.

The last time an earthquake was felt in Cincinnati was in 2008.

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