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Canada earthquake measures 5.0; shakes Ottawa, Toronto, and U.S.

Canada earthquake: Parliament building in Ottawa evacuated. Workers also left buildings in Toronto

Canada earthquake? Police secure the area around the CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario on June 23, 2010. Thousands of police from all across Canada have been brought into downtown Toronto to handle security for the G20 this weekend. A moderate earthquake shook Ottawa and Montreal on Wednesday, forcing office workers out onto downtown streets in Canada's capital.


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A magnitude-5.0 earthquake struck at the Ontario-Quebec border region of Canada on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, and homes and businesses were shaken from Canada's capital in Ottawa on south to an arc of U.S. states.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Morgan Moschetti, a seismologist with the USGS, said it was not unusual for an earthquake to be felt 300 miles (482 kilometers) from the epicenter and noted that the latest quake was felt in the U.S. from Chicago to Maine.

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Other states that reported feeling tremors were Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York.


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