More Information on the Earthquake

A 5.5 magnitude earthquake hit near the Ontario/Quebec border in Canada and tremors were felt in Bradford, and even farther south.

The quake hit at 1:41 this afternoon about 38 miles north of Ottawa.

The McKean County 911 Center and WESB got dozens of calls from people reporting the tremors and shaking. People in the Main, East Main and West Washington street areas reported feeling the quake. It was also felt in Port Allegany, Olean and Portville.

There were no reports of injuries or damage, but several buildings in the Toronto and Ottawa areas were evacuated. In Bradford, people reported items in their homes and offices moving.

Besides Canada, New York and Pennsylvania, the quake was also felt in Michigan and Vermont, according to the US Geological Survey.

The quake lasted for about 30 seconds.


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