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(CNN)   Earthquake hits Eastern Canada. Tremblement de terre frappe l'Est du Canada   (cnn.com) divider line 55
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2013-05-17 11:51:00 AM
Was at work when it happened. I was up late last night so I kept quiet and looked at everyone else.

It's not as big as the quake during the g20 summit here 2 years ago
 
2013-05-17 11:52:09 AM
It's Canada, so it probably apologize already.

/let it go
 
2013-05-17 11:54:23 AM
French first subby
 
2013-05-17 11:54:55 AM
5.2?

I don't get out of bed for anything less than a 6.

/Californian
 
2013-05-17 11:55:14 AM
Le 17 mai, 2003.  Jamais oublier.
 
2013-05-17 11:55:40 AM
proxy.storify.com

/oblig
 
2013-05-17 11:55:41 AM
Oh man, I feel like I'm an earthquake vet from the Ottawa one that evacuated my building a few years back. This was a wee little one.
 
2013-05-17 11:56:51 AM

Two16: It's Canada, so it probably apologize already.

/let it go


So now I am picturing Bob & Doug as some sort of Earth deities...

Bob: "Ok eh, so sorry about that.  We had to move some dirt around to make room for some smokes."

Doug: "Yeah, hose-head here dropped the shovel."

Bob: "Oh take-off!  You left your RUSH albums on the floor and I had to step over them!"
 
2013-05-17 11:57:44 AM
WOOHOO! My wife finally felt the ground shake............ oh wait..... I wasn't home at the time.......

/woohoo
 
2013-05-17 11:58:00 AM

flaminio: 5.2?

I don't get out of bed for anything less than a 6.

/Californian


size queen :-)
 
2013-05-17 11:58:22 AM
silly subby. queebec is not in Canada.

/Maybe 100 fat assed pountine eaters all fell down at once.
//Or is it speedo season and mass panic and a stampede away from the fat asses.
 
2013-05-17 11:58:35 AM
A 5.2 in Canada is like a 2.8 in the US. It wouldn't even show up in England.

/something like that
 
2013-05-17 11:58:59 AM
Maybe it was Senetor Duffy leaving the Tory Caucass???? He is a pretty big guy afterall......
 
2013-05-17 12:01:46 PM
Am I in before tipped over lawn chair with never forget.
 
2013-05-17 12:02:41 PM

shifter_: Maybe it was Senetor Duffy leaving the Tory Caucass???? He is a pretty big guy afterall......


A combination of the Puffster and Mayor McCheese both falling from grace. With a loud thump.
 
2013-05-17 12:04:49 PM

sheep snorter: silly subby. queebec is not in Canada.

/Maybe 100 fat assed pountine eaters all fell down at once.
//Or is it speedo season and mass panic and a stampede away from the fat asses.


We have the hottest, sluttiest women in Canada, cheapest and best pot, F1 Grand Prix, Just For Laughs, most lax drug laws in the country, and we're the most European city in North America.

Probably the lowest obesity rate on the continent, too, so vas chier.
 
PJ-
2013-05-17 12:07:05 PM
At work when it hit on a construction site.

coworker: 'Man those trucks shake the ground fierce when they drive by'
me looking at the news ticker: 'nope, that was an earthquake'
 
PJ-
2013-05-17 12:08:25 PM

jakomo002: sheep snorter: silly subby. queebec is not in Canada.

/Maybe 100 fat assed pountine eaters all fell down at once.
//Or is it speedo season and mass panic and a stampede away from the fat asses.

We have the hottest, sluttiest women in Canada, cheapest and best pot, F1 Grand Prix, Just For Laughs, most lax drug laws in the country, and we're the most European city in North America.

Probably the lowest obesity rate on the continent, too, so vas chier.


Also the province that has a thing called language police.

/nuff said
 
2013-05-17 12:09:30 PM
I get it! Because Canada requires both French and English instructions!....-_-
 
2013-05-17 12:10:40 PM
Frappe is new England for milk shake
 
2013-05-17 12:10:50 PM
Felt a little tremor in Buffalo...just assumed it was a vacant building falling over...
 
2013-05-17 12:15:55 PM
I felt it while sitting at my desk this morning. When the desk started swaying, I thought I was having a stroke!
 
2013-05-17 12:17:39 PM

Cheron: French first subby


And larger then the Anglais.
 
2013-05-17 12:19:36 PM
P.K. Subban felt it and immediately fell to the ground clutching his face

/Farkin cheese-eating floppers
 
2013-05-17 12:21:23 PM
My mom says people in SE Michigan (Waterford, Troy, Ferndale) felt the quake, too.
 
2013-05-17 12:26:16 PM

Glenford: shifter_: Maybe it was Senetor Duffy leaving the Tory Caucass???? He is a pretty big guy afterall......

A combination of the Puffster and Mayor McCheese both falling from grace. With a loud thump.


False alarm. Duffy fell down, reporters said that a crack formed in the earth and that's when Ford showed up.
 
2013-05-17 12:26:25 PM
Save the poutine first!!!!!
 
2013-05-17 12:29:42 PM
Barely shook my house.  Thought it was some construction work at first.
 
2013-05-17 12:29:46 PM
Felt it in Webster NY at work.

smc.temple.edu
 
2013-05-17 12:31:46 PM

PJ-: Also the province that has a thing called language police.

/nuff said


Only relevant if you're a business owner or you stubbornly refuse to learn any French.  Otherwise they're a laughable, ineffective government "watchdog".

See Pastagate and its effects.
 
2013-05-17 12:33:21 PM

Siberian Khatru: Felt it in Webster NY at work.

[smc.temple.edu image 486x314]


In Cape Breton that would be a $103,400 insurance claim.
 
2013-05-17 12:39:24 PM

flaminio: 5.2?

I don't get out of bed for anything less than a 6.

/Californian


I was in bed here in Ottawa. It didn't even wake me up.
 
2013-05-17 12:41:20 PM
If it had been any stronger I might have noticed it.

Right now there's hysterical saturation "breaking news" coverage on a local all-news station. This, in spite of the fact that our Mayor has just been revealed to be a crack head.
 
2013-05-17 12:44:24 PM

Mambo Bananapatch: If it had been any stronger I might have noticed it.

Right now there's hysterical saturation "breaking news" coverage on a local all-news station. This, in spite of the fact that our Mayor has just been revealed to be a crack head.


So, Marion Berry moved there?
 
2013-05-17 12:45:11 PM
My wife is from Chile, she told me to chill, this quake was nothing! So I came out from under the bed.
 
2013-05-17 12:47:08 PM

zulius: I get it! Because Canada requires both French and English instructions!....-_-


That's right, buddy.
 
2013-05-17 01:18:36 PM
Congrats, Subby, on the first grammatically correct French I've seen on Fark in a long time, included some of mine.

When you said Eastern Canada, I thought you meant the Maritimes or Newfoundland. Strictly speaking, the Ottawa area, where I am, is in Central Canada, or as we say in the East, Uppity Canada.

I did not notice the earthquake, but I did feel a strong rumble underneath my chair and thought it was somebody from Accommodations doing some work near by. I guess that was the earthquake, at 9:43 am, which is around the time I felt the shaking. I felt it quite distinctly, but only through my feet and the chair. Nobody mentioned it though.

We have many small quakes in this area but they are generally barely noticeable and mistaken for something else.

The last historic quake occured in the Montreal region in the 1660s and was interpreted by many as the end of the world. A big quake like that today would do some damage. Montreal is full of small apartment blocks and churches. Mark Twain said you couldn't throw a rock there without breaking a church window. He was in Montreal for a couple of weeks to get copyright on some of his work from the Department of Agriculture, which was responsible for literary copyright at the time.

It gives you an idea of how much respect writers got from the Canadian Government in those days. In fact, it's a pretty good measure of how much respect writers and other thinking class members get from Stephen Harper's New and Original Government of Canada today. They are a bunch of Old School Tories that don't believe in education, science or anything left of Attila the Hun.

But even Attila the Hun had a good classical education. He was a hostage for a while in his youth and got the VIP hostage treatment.

Not everybody knows that, but it is the type of thing you can count on Brantgoose to know, if I may dip into the Third Person Singular for a moment.
 
2013-05-17 01:19:32 PM

Mambo Bananapatch: If it had been any stronger I might have noticed it.

Right now there's hysterical saturation "breaking news" coverage on a local all-news station. This, in spite of the fact that our Mayor has just been revealed to be a crack head.


If the earthquake caused the Mayor to topple over, there could be survivors trapped underneath.
 
2013-05-17 01:25:06 PM
I thought it was just Toronto's corrupt fat-ass crackhead mayor Rob Ford trying to catch a football again.
 
2013-05-17 01:25:20 PM

TeamEd: Oh man, I feel like I'm an earthquake vet from the Ottawa one that evacuated my building a few years back. This was a wee little one.


I remember that one.  I didn't feel this morning's here on Albert St., probably because all this coffee meant I was shaking already.
 
2013-05-17 01:30:17 PM

bingethinker: Mambo Bananapatch: If it had been any stronger I might have noticed it.

Right now there's hysterical saturation "breaking news" coverage on a local all-news station. This, in spite of the fact that our Mayor has just been revealed to be a crack head.

If the earthquake caused the Mayor to topple over, there could be survivors trapped underneath.


No, there couldn't.
 
2013-05-17 01:32:53 PM
See what happens when the Sens advance in the playoffs????
 
2013-05-17 01:41:12 PM
www.thebeerstore.ca
 
2013-05-17 02:33:33 PM

Katolu: See what happens when the Sens advance in the playoffs????


What an Eastern Canadian earthquake may look like:
www.nhlsnipers.com
 
2013-05-17 02:34:51 PM

flaminio: 5.2?

I don't get out of bed for anything less than a 6.

/Californian


You must live in Modesto where you feel a 5.2 from 500 miles away.

5.2 will definitely get your attention, if you're close enough.

/I've got two big ones under my onion belt.
//Sylmar 1971 (6.6)
///Loma Prieta 1989 (7.1)
 
2013-05-17 02:43:41 PM
It was a timequake caused by the Haprer government trying to bring us back to the 1950s.
 
2013-05-17 03:08:45 PM

The Southern Dandy: flaminio: 5.2?

I don't get out of bed for anything less than a 6.

/Californian

You must live in Modesto where you feel a 5.2 from 500 miles away.

5.2 will definitely get your attention, if you're close enough.

/I've got two big ones under my onion belt.
//Sylmar 1971 (6.6)
///Loma Prieta 1989 (7.1)


Mid-peninsula, about 10 miles from the San Andreas fault.

Honestly, Loma Prieta was the only one where I felt genuinely scared. There was another reasonably large quake I recall in the late 1970s -- I remember my brother rushing across the room to save our fishtank from falling over.

Most of the temblors in the low 5s don't cause any serious damage (just knock a few things off shelves), and so it's best to sit back and enjoy the ride.
 
2013-05-17 03:09:11 PM
Tabarnouche!
 
2013-05-17 03:09:42 PM

Cheron: French first subby


Must also be in a larger font.
Though it's centered in Shawville so maybe fark french altogether?
 
2013-05-17 03:33:52 PM
People called Canadians, their house falls down?

/got nothin'
 
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