Around 10 a.m. EDT a magnitude 4.4 earthquake shook 43 miles northwest of Ottawa, Canada. No damage has been reported at this time.
The quake occurred in the Western Quebec seismic zone. The effects were reported felt from London, Canada, to Montreal, even going into New York and Vermont.
According to Natural Resources Canada, about 450 earthquakes occur in eastern Canada every year. Magnitudes are rarely high, with only an average of four of these quakes exceeding a magnitude of 4. According to AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Jim Andrews, earthquakes have been recorded in this zone as high as a 6.1 recorded in 1935.
"While the quake was unusual, it was by no means unprecedented," he said.
Rounds of showers and thunderstorms will move through the Pittsburgh area this weekend with the threat of severe weather.
Stifling heat will persist across the Plains and Deep South this weekend before focusing on the West during the upcoming week.
A 10-month-old girl, who was in foster care, died after being left in a hot car in Wichita, Kansas, Thursday night, according to The Associated Press, as high heat gripped the area.
More summer-like conditions will return to the Boston area for a brief time before a front pushes through the region during the latter part of the weekend.
More summer-like conditions will return to the Washington, D.C., area for a brief time before a front pushes through the region during the latter part of the weekend.
More summer-like conditions will return to the Philadelphia area for a brief time before a front pushes through the region during the latter part of the weekend.
Toshomingo, OK (1943)
121 degrees -- record high for state.
Houston, TX (1978)
For the second straight day, a lightning bolt struck an oil storage tank. This strike caused a 5 alarm fire.
Hamshire, TX (1989)
A total of 4.46" of rain in two hours (near Port Arthur).