Canadian quake rattles Westchester County

An earthquake at the Ontario-Quebec border region of Canada caused tremors that could be felt across several states today, including parts of Westchester.The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred at a depth of about 12 miles. The agency initially said the quake had a 5.5 magnitude, but later reduced it to 5.0.

The earthquake occurred at 1:41 p.m. and lasted for about 30 seconds. Several people who live at Glenwood Apartments on Ravine Street in Yonkers say they felt tremors at around 1:45 p.m.

"It was kind of like being on a boat without moving," Ron Johnson says.

Several buildings in Toronto and Ottawa had to be evacuated, but there have been no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Associated Press reports contributed to this article.

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