EARTHQUAKE! Toronto media takes collective sigh of relief as they briefly get to stop reporting on the G20
Many people are reporting via Twitter that yes, indeed, there was an earthquake in Toronto about five minutes ago. CityNews had this to say: “That was just an earthquake in Toronto. More info to come,” while the Post tweeted that the tremor could be felt as far away as Ottawa. Torontoist has a similar report, and the Globe is reporting tremor testimonials from as far away as Ohio and Montreal.
The whole thing must be very exciting for media types, who get to think about something other than the G20 for 10 minutes.
UPDATE: The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that the earthquake had a magnitude of 5.0 and was centred 50km northeast of Ottawa.