Canadian earthquake felt in Kalamazoo and across several states in U.S.
KALAMAZOO — His wife thought he was a bit nuts.
An earthquake... in Kalamazoo... really?
But Allen Schwenk said he definitely felt the earthquake that struck hundreds of miles away in the Ontario-Quebec border region of Canada on Wednesday afternoon.
At around 1:45 p.m., Schwenk was in his fifth-floor office on the Western Michigan University campus, doing a little bit of reading.
In the hallway, the math professor heard people in a discussion over whether the building was swaying.
That’s when Schwenk realized he felt like he was on a boat — like Everett Tower was gently rocking back and forth.
“It wasn’t severe,” he said. “Nobody thought this was threatening. It was like, this seems weird.”