Southwestern Conn. residents feel effects of earthquake

Some residents say they felt the tremors from an earthquake that rattled Canada this afternoon.The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed today that a 5.0-magnitude earthquake hit

NORWALK - Some residents say they felt the tremors from an earthquake that rattled Canada this afternoon.

The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed today that a 5.0-magnitude earthquake hit an area just outside of Ottawa at around 2 p.m.

Gov. Jodi Rell's (R-Conn.) office confirmed reports by residents that tremors were felt throughout southwestern Connecticut.

The Norwalk Fire Department says it received several calls from office workers at 230 East Ave. saying they felt their building shaking.

The fire department inspected the building and said there was no damage.

The governor?s office says residents may feel a few more aftershocks, but there is no need for anyone to take precautions.

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