Several people in Waterloo region have reported feeling tremors or shaking after two earthquakes were reported by federal authorities in Ontario and Quebec.
The Region of Waterloo building on Frederick Street in Kitchener was evacuated as a precautionary measure.
Region spokesperson Steve LaRochelle says it is policy to have people stay put until the shaking stops.
"The protocol is for folks just to stay put and wait until the tremors are all finished, but if they've evacuated, then they basically get their OK from the facilities management folks at the Region and then they go back into the building.," said LaRochelle.
Some people on the upper floors of regional headquarters were startled by the tremors.
"The folks at our headquarters would have felt those, especially on the sixth, seventh and eighth floor," said LaRochelle. After a short inspection it was determined there was no damage to the building, and employees were allowed to return to work.
LaRochelle says the evacuation lasted less than a half hour, and no injuries were reported.
On the other side of the city, Simone Paul felt the shaking from her third-floor office at the University of Waterloo.
"It was about half an hour ago, about 9:45, and I was just typing away at my office and I totally felt my chair moving and I could hear the walls in my office moving. It sounded like when you’re in ship and you can hear the sounds of a wall moving," Paul told CBC News.
"So there was movement, and I turned and looked out the window to see what was going on and I could see my plants in my window actually shuddering."
There were no immediate reports of significant damage in Waterloo Region.