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Old 23-06-2010, 14:39   #1
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FLASH - Earthquake in Canada

A 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Ontario-Quebec border area (45.955N, 75.546W ~ Ottawa, Ont - Gatineau, Que.), at about 1:41 p.m today.
CBC Television featured video of a broken mirror, & - 3/4"" waves in a small aquarium. A picture fell off the wall outside the prime minister's office.
Tremors could be felt in the Ontario Legislature — slightly more than the usual vibrations caused by TTC subways running in the tunnels below.
Despite opinions voiced by numerous Canadian political pundits, I don’t believe that Quebec is separating from Canada at this time.
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Old 23-06-2010, 14:42   #2
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Old 23-06-2010, 14:48   #3
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Earthquakes can strike without warning, and being prepared for such a disaster can mean the difference between life and death. Here are some tips to help you and your loved ones make it through a quake:

- Those living in areas not prone to earthquakes can respond quickly to the plight of disaster victims in quake zones by complacently smirking and saying, "I told you so."

- To minimize loss and damage in a quake, try not to own things.

- Experiencing an earthquake is terrifying, but a majority of people caught in one do survive. During the tremors, try to resist the temptation to have sex with pets or houseplants.

- Practice your burrowing-out-from-under-40-tons-of-rubble skills ahead of time.

- Look out your window often. If you see a large, zig-zag-shaped crevasse moving rapidly from the horizon toward your home, step either to the right or the left.

- Do you have a treasured childhood toy? Perhaps a stuffed animal, such as a teddy bear? Well, let's see Mr. Bear help you now.

- For those who fear earthquakes, it may comfort you to know that a majority of the damage during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake did not come from the tremors themselves. Instead, it was from the raging, out-of-control fires that consumed most of the city.

- A doorway is the safest place to be during a quake. Eat, sleep and work in doorways.

- Be sure to mail your house insurance payments a full five business days before a major earthquake strikes.
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Despite opinions voiced by numerous Canadian political pundits, I dont believe that Quebec is separating from Canada at this time.
LOL. Please tell me the picture landed on someone's head...please...

Like CSIS, I wont mention any names, but...

Oh, (smirk) I told them so...

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Canada? Whooda thunk?

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Canada? Whooda thunk?
Yeah - but it was a friendly earthquake, not all loud and crass like the ones a bit further south.

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