Earthquake in Canada shakes parts of Michigan

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DETROIT, Mich. (WOOD) — Some Michigan residents got a startling reminder of Earth’s movements when an earthquake struck in neighboring Canada Thursday night.

The 3.6 magnitude earthquake hit around 8:02 p.m. The United States Geological Survey says the quake originated about 3.1 miles below the surface of Amherstburg, Ontario, which is across the Detroit River from Gross Ille, about 16 miles south of downtown Detroit.

The tremors were felt as far west as the Lansing area, but so far there are no reports of significant damage or injuries.

The last significant earthquake to rattle West Michigan happened on May 2, 2015, when a 4.2 magnitude quake hit about 3.5 miles below the surface, about 5 miles south of Galesburg.

According to the USGS, the largest earthquake in Michigan was 4.6 in magnitude and happened in 1947.

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