New Jersey feels effects of Canadian earthquake

Hackensack police officials tell News 12 New Jersey that they were flooded with reports of people saying they felt tremors from a Canadian earthquake in their neighborhood.

The United State Geological Survey recorded a magnitude-5.0 earthquake today 30 miles outside of Ottawa. Workers at the Bergen County Executive Office in Hackensack were evacuated.

Some workers say they felt the earthquake, others say they didn't feel a thing. It was about 1:45 p.m. when the five-story, mostly glass building swayed.

The fire marshal gave the all clear at about 2:30 p.m. He explained that the building was built on a soft spot where two creeks once met and that if an earthquake is large enough, it will be felt there.

At least 26 communities reported feeling tremors, including areas as far south as Eatontown, Marlton and Camden. There have been no confirmed reports of damage or injuries in the Garden State.

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