Magnitude-5.0 Earthquake in Canada Felt Throughout New England

(NECN) - A magnitude 5.0 earthquake has hit the Ontario-Quebec border region of Canada. The quake was centered 38 miles north of Cumberland, Ontario, in a remote part of southern Quebec.

Residents of several areas, including the city of Toronto and parts of New England could feel the ground shaking.

Brookline Police in Massachusetts closed down Beacon Street due to a building evacuation. They evacuated a building at 1180 Beacon Street, which is a medical building with doctor's offices.

They believe the  building "shifted" due to tremors from the Ottawa earthquake.

People were let back into the building shortly after 3:30 this afternoon.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake occurred at a depth of 19.2 kilometers.

Click here for details on the quake.

The quake occurred at 1:41 p.m.

Dr. John Ebel, the Director of the Western Observatory, joins NECN for a discussion.

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