Eastern Canada and US shaken by earthquake

Where would be the last place on Earth that you would like to be during an earthquake? I was at the CN tower with my kids eating at the restaurant which rotates in the tower above. When I felt the building shake. I looked over at my wife, "It must be the wind. I bet this building shakes because of the wind sometimes." "Or maybe the track that the restaurant rotates upon needs some work"

Boy was I wrong via Globe and Mail:
A magnitude 5.0 earthquake hit central Canada Wednesday afternoon, rattling buildings from Sudbury to Quebec City, and as far south as New York City.

The epicentre of the quake was in Quebec, about 38 kilometres north of Cumberland, Ont., which is on the Ottawa River, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and struck at 1:41 p.m. EDT at a depth of 18 kilometres.

There have been two recorded earthquakes with a magnitude over 6.0 in the Western Quebec seismic zone: a 6.1-magnitude quake in 1935 and one measuring 6.2 in 1732.
Map via US Geological survey:




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