Canada earthquake measures 5.0; shakes Ottawa, Toronto, and U.S.
Canada earthquake: Parliament building in Ottawa evacuated. Workers also left buildings in Toronto
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New York City officials said police received emergency calls came in from all over the city about shaking buildings, but there were no reports of damage.
"I thought the chair was breaking or something," he said. "I looked over and my filing cabinet was moving."
The quake prompted several calls to state police in the Adirondacks area.
"A little shake, nothing too big," is how Trooper Mark Revette described the temblor. "It happens. We get a couple of these a year."
Kellie Tassone, 40, was at home on Oneida Lake in Cicero.
"My dog picked his head up just before it happened and kind of looked at me," she said. Then the sliding door started to rattle "and the house was shaking."
The USGS said the two largest quakes in western Quebec occurred in 1935 at magnitude-6.1 and in 1732 at a magnitude of 6.2, where it caused significant damage in Montreal.
The agency said earthquakes cause significant damage in the region about once a decade. Smaller earthquakes are felt three or four times a year.
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