Earthquakes hit under Lake Ontario

- Two earthquakes have hit under Lake Ontario in the past week. The latest happened Tuesday afternoon at about 5:27 p.m. The 2.4-magnitude earthquake hit east of Toronto and about 14km SSW of Ajaz, Canada.

There were several reports of minor shaking felt in Canada in shoreline communities northeast of Toronto and on the south side of the lake near Niagara Falls.

Another earthquake hit in the middle of the lake on Friday.

This followed another earthquake that happened under the lake about 4 a.m. last Friday. That one was smaller. It measured a magnitude of 1.5. That one hit about 41km from Williamson, New York.

There were no reports of damage from either earthquake.

No major fault lines are in that region but some small ones are. Earthquakes do happen infrequently in the region.

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