Nassau County police are reporting that there were several reports of minor tremors being felt following an earthquake centered in Canada on Wednesday.
Police said they received only minor calls from the public, at least one in Franklin Square, and there were no reports of damage. Several 911 callers reportedly felt the quake in New York City, but there was no damage reported there, either. Suffolk County police said they have not taken any quake-related 911 calls, although the quake was reportedly felt as far east as Melville.
The 5.0 magnitude quake centered about 40 miles north of Ottawa near the Ontario-Quebec border. The quake was felt as far away as Michigan and Vermont.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake happened at a depth of about 12 miles at 1:41 p.m. It lasted about 30 seconds.
The Office of General Services, which manages state buildings across New York, said that an initial survey after the quake found no damage to their structures.
The quake rattled downtown buildings and homes in Ottawa and Toronto, as well as government offices across the Ottawa River in Gatineau, Quebec.
Several buildings in Toronto and the Ottawa region were evacuated.
With Associated Press