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Minor Earthquake Rumbles Region

A minor earthquake rumbled through the area Wednesday afternoon.

Those who felt the shaking said it was mild.

Agencies across the state reported feeling the shake.

Federal earthquake monitors so far report only one earthquake in the region, centered about half an hour north of Ottawa.

The quake has an initial magnitude of 5.2, making it a moderately strong earthquake, and likely to be felt so far from Ottawa.

An earthquake of magnitude 5 on the Richter scale can cause building damage in the immediate area of the quake.  About 800 such earthquakes happen around the world each year.

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