A major earthquake could hit Ottawa. Are we prepared?
Ottawa Citizen

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By Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen, April 21, 2017

The walls start suddenly to shake and groan.

First, it’s a dull rumbling sound, like a heavy truck where no truck should be. Then comes a banging and clanging that threaten to rend the walls and the ceiling of your office.

Outside, falling plates clatter along the ground of the Sparks Street patios. Over on Bank Street, walls bulge outward. Bricks from the older stores fall to the sidewalk and to the street.

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