LOL, the news has erupted with people going "OMG!!!".
What will these people be like in a real disaster?
Sitting here at the office and the world just shook for about 10 seconds.
Windows rattled, paintings wobbled on walls and bewildered central Canadians wondered what in the world was going on Tuesday as a "moderate earthquake" rocked residents of southern Ontario, Quebec and the northeastern United States.
Earthquake of 5.5 shakes Ontario and Quebec - Yahoo! Canada News (external - login to view)
Well, as I understand it, then it didn't shake for 10 seconds. A 5.5 shaking for that long would have caused some damage. Might feel like that while it's happening but I've felt a 5.8 and watched as my whole ceilings rippled but it was not that long. The reports I've read say the concern is with the size but the duration is more important.