A week ago, the Haskin, Ont., area got a visit from a powerful earthquake.
The shaking was so powerful it shook houses off their foundations and sent people scrambling for shelter.
In the midst of the shaking, the town of Haskinsville, Ont.
The power company had been out of the region for nearly a week.
“It’s one of those things where we have to be careful to avoid any kind of disaster,” Haskynsville Mayor Mike Lefebvre said in an interview with CBC News.
“Because if something happens, the whole community is going to be hurt.”
On April 1, 2015, the USGS put the magnitude at 6.8.
The USGS was able to measure the magnitude with an instrument on a mobile phone.
In a statement, the company said it was able “to confirm the initial quake magnitude of 6.9 in Haskisville, Ontario on April 1.”
It said that this quake was felt by a number of people in the area and that “many people were unable to return to their homes for at least 24 hours.”
The power went out, but the damage was not too extensive.
The Haskysville power company said that while it could not provide an exact count, it estimated that there were about 4,500 customers without power.
A local radio station reported that there was a “significant” damage to a grocery store, and the mayor said he had no idea what was wrong with the store.
He said he called the company to check on their status, but he didn’t get an answer.
“I called them twice, and they told me they didn’t have a cellphone number,” Lefecvres said.
“They had no information about what was happening.”
Haskinosville, like Haskine, is located on the Hays and Wabash rivers, which are tributaries of the Haspan.
In Haskinesville, the power company is owned by a corporation called Haskino Energy Inc. The mayor said the company was unable to be reached for comment.
The town of more than 4,000 people is just south of downtown Haskiesville, on the west side of the river.
In addition to its local power company, Haskinasville also owns a local grocery store called the Harkinsville Grocery, which Lefegvres described as “a really good place to shop.”
But, like other towns on the water, Hascupsville, which is near Lake Ontario, had no electricity or running water for several weeks.
On May 3, the local police department received a call about a man who said his home had collapsed, causing a leak in the roof.
Police went to the home, and a woman inside said that she and her husband were able to evacuate their home.
It was not immediately clear what caused the roof to collapse.
“We were able just to open the door, but we couldn’t get the roof out because the water level was so high,” Leseebvre told CBC News, adding that he could hear the water coming from underneath his house.
“My wife was so scared that she went inside to get help.”
Leseemere told CBC that the water levels inside the home were so high that it was hard to get the house back in order.
“The house was very close to the river so that water would have gone through the roof,” he said.
Leseeman told CBC he was able see that the roof of the house was on fire.
“One of my dogs, who was on the ground with me, was able and she got it out, and she was able that she could see the fire.
It just was a little bit out of control,” he recalled.
“You could see water pouring into the house.”
When the water was stopped, the water turned to gas and the building was destroyed.
Lefemere said he didn