Niagara Gazette

May 17, 2013

Canadian earthquake shakes things up locally

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette

The ripple effects of an earthquake that hit eastern Ontario Friday morning were felt by some in Niagara County.

Multiple media outlets in Canada, including the Niagara Falls Review in Niagara Falls, Ont., reported the quake which hit around 9:45 a.m. 
The Niagara Falls, Ont., Review, based on information from Natural Resources Canada, said the quake was measured at 4.8 on the Richter scale and was centered in Braeside, Ontario.
Alisha Jauch, a Pendleton resident, said she felt a tremor in her neighborhood Friday morning. 

Jauch said once the quake got rolling, it made the house rumble. 
"It was like rocking, like a glider," she said. "I was leaning against my dryer. It wasn't on, but it was moving. The whole house was rocking. 

"I've been in them before in California," she added. "In our area, I think it was pretty substantial." 

The Niagara Falls Review reported that social media immediately lit up across Ontario, with Facebook and Twitter updates reporting tremblings of various intensity as far away as Toronto and Owen Sound.

Additional details will be reported as they are available.