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Residents In Bowmanville Report Feeling Earthquake That Hit Buffalo This Morning

KAWARTHA LAKES-Residents in the Buffalo area were jolted awake this morning by a 4.2 magnitude earthquake. The quake was felt in Toronto, Oakville, Niagara Falls, Hamilton and as close as Bowmanville.

Earthquakes Canada reported the quake at 6:15 am this morning with the epicentre 6 km E of Buffalo, NY and 97 km ESE of Hamilton, ON.

Residents took to twitter to report the rumbling.

Alpha Trader said “Felt our dresser shaking at 6:15 AM in @CityBrampton Ontario”

“Fort Erie here, right on lake edge 13km from epicentre in West Seneca NY. Felt like a bomb went off or plane crashed. An explosion of some sort. Whole house shook, but not a shaking like I’ve always thought an earthquake would be like.” stated @bgraham.

“Felt a weird creaking in my house in Richmond Hill.” said @pretzelsMaikin

“Felt quite clearly in Fort Erie. Loud rumble and shaking. Joints of house squeaked. Quite exciting. Whole town is talking about it. Felt as far away as Port Colborne, possibly further west.” explained @Mike77020395.

“Shake and rumble at Scarborough Bluffs, woke me up!” said Jacquie Cane.

@simachippa said “I felt it in Pickering Ontario at exactly 6:14am . About 5-10 seconds long . The house shook and the doors trembled. Was a surreal experience.”

“Shook my house briefly in Bowmanville, ON” said @Down_With_ElRey.

While Earthquakes Canada reported the quake at 4.2 the USGS said it was a 3.8.

The quake comes just hours after a massive 7.8 magnitude quake hit Turkey on Sunday.

Al Jazeera is reporting “at least 1,498 deaths are reported in Turkey, with another 783 in Syria, after powerful earthquakes bring thousands of buildings crashing down in both countries”.

The Initial magnitude 7.8 tremor in southeastern Turkey was followed by magnitude 7.6 earthquake hours later on Monday amid several aftershocks.


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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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