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Earthquake felt locally in Saugeen Shores

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Southwestern Ontario and Quebec experienced an earthquake in the magnitude of 5.0.

One of the hardest hit areas was outside of the capital city of Ottawa.  The tremors were felt throughout southwestern Ontario.

Throughout Bruce and Grey Counties, a tremor was reported following the 'epicentre' quake.

In Saugeen Shores, Ed Buckle of Southampton CIBC  Bank said that staff gathered in the lobby where they saw blinds moving on the windows.

At the local Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre, Kathy McGirr and Shannon Paiva said that, in the older part of the Musuem, the tremor was definitely felt.  "We were in the offices in the older part of the museum," said Shannon Paiva, "and we felt the building move.  The Museum staff evacuated the building immediately and no damage has been evidenced.

 

In Port Elgin, local resident June Lee, said that she had been walking "up town when the ground seemed to vibrate.  I felt funny, sort of out of balance, and thought it was me but then it suddenly stopped.  I learned later about the earthquake."

 

 

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