Small earthquake in Ottawa, Ontario

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  1. dvdh macrumors 6502

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    About 1 minute ago. Nothing major, just shaking and rattling. Anyone else felt it? And know where it might have centered?

    Edit: Just talked to family in south shore Montreal: it was not noticed there, so maybe centred southwest of Ottawa?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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  3. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...I felt the last 4.0 we had out here - was about 5 in the morning if I recall correctly...woke me up as the cats scattered....oh yeah!
     
  4. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Your link says 4.5 ;)
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Yep, I just came back to post that. It was a 4.0 when I first posted the link, but they've revised their assessment.
     
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    Duff-Man says....for what? He has not done much yet...oh yeah!
     
  8. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Government shake-up? :p

    Well, at least, it was a minimal quake, though I would imagine that there aren't that many in Ontario although that's not surprising since the New Huntingdon fault is one of the biggest in North America.
     
  9. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    So that's what that was! :eek:

    I was in the Orleans area (near 10th Line at 174) and felt the building start shaking, like a train was going by real close. It couldn't have lasted more than 10-15 seconds. At the time, my friend said there was a big salt truck making a U-turn in the parking lot outside, so we figured that was what caused it, but I was thinking, "man, that's a big salt truck to do that..."

    Cool :)
     
  10. dvdh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The Ottawa Citizen says that we can expect more (although smaller) tremors over the next few days.

    This was the first one that I have felt in Ottawa (in the 8 years that I have been here). I slept through the last one that happened about 2 years ago.
     

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