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Toronto and Ottawa shaken, offices evacuated as two earthquakes hit Ontario and QuebecTwo earthquakes shook eastern Ontario and Quebec Friday morning, rattling buildings and nerves as far away as Barrie, Toronto and Waterloo.A 5.2 magnitude quake hit about 20 kilometres northeast of Shawville, Que., at 9:43 a.m., according to Earthquakes Canada.Although the data initially indicated a 4.2 magnitude earthquake shook Braeside, Ont., 10 minutes later, Earthquakes Canada updated its report to say there was a 4.1 magnitude aftershock near the Shawville epicentre at 9:53 a.m.Buildings in Ottawa and Toronto were evacuated, including the offices of the National Post. The quake touched off an eruption of reaction on Twitter as users reported buildings shaking in Ottawa for several seconds.

Toronto and Ottawa shaken, offices evacuated as two earthquakes hit Ontario and Quebec
Two earthquakes shook eastern Ontario and Quebec Friday morning, rattling buildings and nerves as far away as Barrie, Toronto and Waterloo.

A 5.2 magnitude quake hit about 20 kilometres northeast of Shawville, Que., at 9:43 a.m., according to Earthquakes Canada.

Although the data initially indicated a 4.2 magnitude earthquake shook Braeside, Ont., 10 minutes later, Earthquakes Canada updated its report to say there was a 4.1 magnitude aftershock near the Shawville epicentre at 9:53 a.m.

Buildings in Ottawa and Toronto were evacuated, including the offices of the National Post. The quake touched off an eruption of reaction on Twitter as users reported buildings shaking in Ottawa for several seconds.

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    wow i totally didnt notice
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    I didn’t even feel it
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    DADDY ARE YOU OKAY OH MY GOD I JSUT TALKED TO YOU ON THE PHONE OH MY GOD DAAAAAADDYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
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    Oh Canada.
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    Ha! I was right.
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    It wasn’t bad here but I hope everyone’s okay.
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    Great wake up call this morning!
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    Yep, felt it here (Ottawa). Not nearly as bad as the earthquake in 2010, though. This was just a little rumble in...
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