Earthquake in Buffalo Felt in Southern Ontario

While rescue crews continue to search for survivors after a massive earthquake in Turkey and Syria, Earthquakes Canada is reporting a 4.2 magnitude event in southern Ontario.

At the same time, the U-S Geological Survey measured a 3.8 quake striking east of Buffalo around 6:15 a.m., shaking things for a few seconds.

It’s the biggest quake to strike New York State in 40 years.

The quake was felt in different parts of southern Ontario, including the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area, and as far west as Quinte, but certainly felt stronger closer to its epicentre; 6 km east of Buffalo and less that 97 kms east-southesast of Hamilton.

Meanwhile, the powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria overnight was followed by several severe aftershocks, some reaching 6.6 and 7.6.

A number of countries have already pledged to help in search efforts.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a Tweet this morning, saying that “Canada stands ready to provide assistance.”

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