Canadian Earthquake Rocks Northeast US

Buildings evacuated in Boston
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Suggested by Disillusioned
Posted Jun 23, 2010 4:10 PM CDT
Senators, parliamentarians and their staff are shown after being evacuated from Parliament buildings following an earthquake in Ottawa, Canada, on Wednesday, June 23, 2010.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)
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(Newser) – An 5.5-magnitude earthquake shook the Quebec-Ontario border today, sending tremors to Montreal, Toronto, and the northeastern US, the Montreal Gazette reports. Two buildings were evacuated in Boston as employees noticed their offices starting to shake around them: “I thought I was dizzy, but then I noticed the plants in my office were moving around the floor," one employee tells the Boston Globe. "It felt like I was on a train or a boat."

The tremors also caused commotion in Vermont, with the US geological survey reporting that they extended as far as Cleveland. “We felt it here," a Vermont state geologist tells the Burlington Free Press. "I was sitting in my chair and started rocking back and forth. It looks like it probably was an event.“ No injuries or serious damage have been reported so far.

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