Earthquake Updates: Tremors in Canada, New Zealand and the USA – May 17 2013


Did you feel this morning’s Ontario quake – May 17 2013?
Earthquakes Canada is reporting a 5.1-magnitude earthquake just west of Ottawa that was felt as far away as Toronto. The federal agency that monitors earthquakes revised its original report, saying it registered a 5.1-magnitude temblor with an epicenter located about 21 kilometers (13 miles) northeast of Shawville, Quebec, about an hour’s drive outside Ottawa. It was felt as far west as Toronto, Canada’s largest city, but no damage was immediately reported. Buildings shaked for seconds in Ottawa and in Toronto. – Huffington Post

A strong earthquake hit Canterbury New Zealand – May 17 2013
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake hit Canterbury this afternoon at 3.59pm at a depth of 7 kilometers and was centered 25km southwest of Christchurch. GeoNet rated the intensity of the quake as “strong.” The last widely-felt quake to hit the region was on the second anniversary of the February 2011 earthquake, when a 3.9 quake rocked the city. – Stuff

Earthquake strikes Los Angeles California may 17 2013
A 4.0 magnitude earthquake rumbled just off the coast of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The earthquake could be felt from Huntington Beach all the way to Playa del Ray. The epicenter of the quake was located six miles south of Point Fermin in the Pacific Ocean. The initial jolt was followed by about five seconds of swaying as the building maintained balance. – Latino Post

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