A minor earthquake in Canada was felt Wednesday afternoon throughout the New York City area and upstate.
The United States Geological Survey says the 30-second-long earthquake measuring a magnitude of 5.0 on the Richter scale struck at around 1:45 p.m. and was centered on the border of Ontario and Quebec, about 300 miles north of the city.
It was originally thought to have been a magnitude of 5.5.
According to city officials, there were no reports of injuries or damage at this time.
Residents from all five boroughs called NY1, reporting that they felt vibrations for about 10 to 15 seconds.
"It felt like the building was shaking, it felt like maybe something was going on structurally with the building," said one New Yorker.
"Some of our chairs were shaking, some of our fans began making strange noises.... Many of us decided to leave the building at that point," said another.
"The fourth and fifth floors, the walls were kind of moving around. So it was pretty scary, especially for the people who have experienced 9/11," said a third.
In addition to feeling tremors in the city, the quake was felt in Albany, Binghamton and Buffalo. There is word that Bergen County, New Jersey residents also felt it.
In northern New Jersey, officials say a government building was evacuated.
Earthquakes are not uncommon for the region, but it is unusual that residents would be able to feel them.