A 5.0 magnitude earthquake has been confirmed by Channel 4 news in Buffalo, NY.
According to Channel 4 news, “a 5.0 magnitude earthquake centered at the Ontario-Quebec Border Region, as defined by the United States Geological Survey, struck the Western New York region this afternoon.
“The earthquake seemed to last for about 30 seconds in Ottawa and rattled downtown buildings, homes in west-end Ottawa and government offices across the Ottawa River in Gatineau, Que.
“The Internet is abuzz with people saying they felt the earth rumble around 1:45pm EST.
;”The News 4 newsroom has received reports from as far as Jamestown of a tremor that lasted from 30 to 45 seconds in most cases.
“Our sisters stations in Indianapolis, Grand Rapids and Springfield, MA have received calls in their newsroom about the quake also.”
I felt the earth shake too!
I was sitting at my desk on a chair, which has wheels. I heard some kind of a sound like the air conditioner coming on and at the same time my chair started to move/roll. I remember feeling startled at the time. It felt like someone had taken hold of my chair and shook it. The movement lasted for a few seconds. I didn’t think anything of the movement after it stopped. I just kind of shrugged my shoulders … weird is all I thought. A few minutes later I got on Facebook to see if I had any messages. I saw the Warren Times Observer newspaper status announcing breaking news, asking if anyone felt a tremor in Warren to call the newsroom. I called the newsroom.