Toronto Mike

I Didn't Feel the Earthquake - But I Tried


A 5.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Ontario-Quebec border region this afternoon.  I was working on the tenth floor of a building just West of Toronto when my colleague said "do you feel that, we're shaking".

I thought we might be feeling an earthquake, so I tried really, really hard to feel it.  I've never felt an earthquake before.  I could see the blinds moving, but I couldn't feel the ground moving.

Seconds after the shaking stopped, I tweeted the following via Twitter.

Was that an earthquake?

In real-time I was seeing tweets from folks all over Ontario, confirming we had just experienced an earthquake.  When news like this breaks, there's nothing like the instant notifications Twitter can feed you.

I just wish I felt it.

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