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Canada earthquake felt in parts of Maryland

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck in the Ontario/Quebec border region Wednesday afternoon, reverberating along the East Coast.

The quake struck at 1:41 p.m., 33 miles northeast of Ottawa, the nation's capital, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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The temblor was felt in Maryland, New York, New Jersey and even parts of Michigan and Illinois, according to the USGS's reporting site.

Tremors up to a Modified Mercalli Intensity of 3 were reported in Towson and Baltimore, according to the USGS. An MMI of 3 is equivalent to the passing of a truck and can be felt more on upper floors of buildings.

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No local injuries or damages have been reported.


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