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Did you feel it? Earthquake in Ohio reverberates in southwestern Ontario

Residents living near Lake Erie and as far away as London were literally rattled Monday morning when they felt reverberations from a small earthquake that hit northeastern Ohio. 

The earthquake registered 4.0 magnitude

A map issued by the United States Geological Survey shows where the earthquake hit Monday at 10:30 a.m. (provided: United States Geological Survey )

Residents living near Lake Erie and as far away as London were literally rattled Monday morning when they felt reverberations from a small earthquake that hit northeastern Ohio. 

Antonio Pavao was on the 12th floor of his apartment in London's Oakridge neighbourhood  when he saw the floor moving.   

"I'm having my coffee and I see the floor shaking. I was scared because I've never seen this in my life," Pavao explained.  

The United States Geological Survey reported a small earthquake at 10:50 a.m. in Eastlake, Ohio, about 150 km across the lake from the Canadian side. 

I was scared because I've never seen this in my life- Antonio Pavao, London resident

It registered 4.0 magnitude. 

"It was felt in the United States and it is possible that it would be felt in London. But it would be weak," Natural Resources Canada seismologist Michal Kolaj said.

There were no reports of injuries or damage around the centre of the quake. 

Kolaj said Canadians who may have felt something should fill out a "Did you Feel it Report" on the Eathquake Canada website.