5.0 magnitude earthquake in Canada could be felt in Michigan (w/ video)earthquake in michigan
The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.0 earthquake hit the Ontario-Quebec border region of Canada this afternoon. It could be felt here in Michigan.
It was originally reported as a 5.5 magnitude.
Residents from East Lansing to Port Huron and Saginaw reported feeling the ground shake. There are no reports of any serious damage.
There also are reports that it shook buildings across upstate New York and into Canada and Vermont. People from Buffalo to Albany and north to Massena on the St. Lawrence River say pets were startled and plates rattled at about 1:45 p.m. Wednesday.
The USGS said the quake occurred at a depth of 9.8 miles at 1:41 p.m. EDT.
People across Michigan State University's campus felt the effects of the quakeA professor at Michigan State University said the earthquake recorded by the university.
Kazuya Fujita, a professor in geological science, left a message on his voicemail saying he did capture the earthquake but had little information about it at this time.
"It was recorded at Michigan State. It was widely felt throughout southern Michigan as far as Battle Creek, Detroit, Bay City and Port Huron," the message said.
Mark Fellows, a university communications manager, said he felt the quake in his Olds Hall office.
"It was so mild here, that no one is really sure of what it was," he said.
No damage has been reported in the area, and several places in the state experienced tremors, a release from Ingham County Homeland Security and Emergency Management stated.