Earthquake in Toronto
For 15/20 seconds, the ground below Toronto shook and trembled. And Air Force One is not even due to land until weekend.Here's to a trembling welcome to G8: Magnitude 5.5 earthquake tremors have jolted parts of Ontario and Quebec.
Yes, finally, it's official: It was a quake alright that just shook Toronto and neighbouring cities. Welcome to Canada, your excellencies!
As I blogged earlier, and now confirmed reports suggest there's been some seismic activity in Ontario. And no, that rumble you heard wasn't exactly the citizenry grumbling about the G8/G20 costs.
1:46PM: Felt my chair wobbling just now. For a moment I almost thought "Oh, it's time I invested in a better stable chair..." then suddenly the floor swayed and I jumped up and off my chair.
Holy jolting jitters, batman!
Stepped back and felt it for a good 4/5 seconds or more... hurriedly looked out the window (am located on a high-rise)... nothing strange... some construction activity going on the ground below... so I thought that must be it! Must lodge a strongly-worded complaint with the management...
Then... it occurred to me... it was an earthquake! Twittered it of course! And there you have it.
Here's an epicentre map from U.S. Geological Survey:
Off all the things that we associate Canada with, surely earthquakes are at the bottom of the list. So, now with warmer-than-ever winters and other environmental goodies... may be we should get used to all things that a change in environment (tempted to say weather) will bring!