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New Year's Eve earthquake shakes Southern Ontario


The quake was centered near Youngstown, OH
The quake was centered near Youngstown, OH

Staff writer

December 31, 2011 — A 4.0 magnitude earthquake centered near Youngstown, Ohio shook parts of Southern Ontario on Saturday afternoon.

People across Ontario reported feeling the quake
People across Ontario reported feeling the quake

Preliminary information from the U.S. Geological Survey indicates that the earthquake happened at 3:04 p.m. EST and was centered near Youngstown, Ohio -- about 90 kilometres southeast of Cleveland.

This is the second earthquake to shake the area in just a week -- a 2.5 magnitude quake hit on Christmas Eve.

According to USGS, earthquakes are “moderately frequent“ in Ohio. The largest on record was a 4.8 magnitude quake that hit in 1986.

People from across Southern Ontario reported feeling the earthquake, from Toronto to St. Catharines all the way to London -- some 650 kilometres away from Youngstown.

“I knew I felt something!“ tweeted one Weather Network viewer.

“My house shook here in London, Ont. just after 3 p.m.“ said another.

So far, no damage or injuries have been reported.

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