The earthquake could have come at a worse time in Canada. A very important political event is set to take place in the city, as the G-20 and G-8 leaders are set to visit Toronto for important meetings next week. If this would have happened during the summit, it would have been a much bigger issue.
The strange thing about this earthquake is that it comes in a region of the world that isn't used to seismic activity. Many of the earthquakes felt this year have come in areas that are used to having the activity such as the Pacific Rim, California, Latin America, and Haiti.
So far there haven't been any reports of loss of life. Damage also isn't reported as being widespread. There's no significant damage and this is in no way a repeat of the earthquakes in Chile or Haiti. Hopefully the region dodged a bullet and won't continue to feel the activity.
Many people in the United State reported feeling the quake. From Saginaw Michigan to New York City and Chicago, it seems like the whole region felt the tremors. Aftershocks will be likely for the next couple of days.