Canada natural disaster felt in SE Michigan

21 April, 2018, 14:02 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • Earthquake intensity map for Amherstburg earthquake

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a 3.6-magnitude quake hit around 8:02 p.m and the tremors were felt in the Detroit area and as far as Lansing.

The United States Geological Survey says there was a magnitude 3.6 quake with an epicenter near Amherstburg, Ontario.

According to its website, the USGS received thousands of responses from people in the region who said they felt the tremor.

According to MLive, a 3.6 magnitude quake falls within II and III on the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale, which means it is "felt only by a few persons at rest, especially on upper floors of buildings".


The natural disaster reportedly occurred about 8:15 p.m. Thursday, April 19.

The Richter scale rates a 3.6 as minor and such occurrences are rarely responsible for damage beyond the shaking of indoor objects.

No damage or injuries have been reported.

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