Earthquake Hits Upstate New York
Did you feel the earth move under your feet...when an earthquake hit upstate New York early this morning? Did you sing that first part too?
It happened just before 5 AM between Potsdam and Malone, New York. The quake originally was reported at a magnitude of 2.9 but the USGS lowered it to 2.7. Luckily no injuries or damage has been reported.
It isn't that uncommon for earthquakes in upstate New York. The Adirondack region is actually one of the more seismically active parts of the northeastern U.S. according to USGS. In 1944 Massena, New York was hit by one of the 3 largest earthquakes in the region at a magnitude of 5.8, causing millions in damage. 'Moderately damaging earthquakes strike somewhere in the region every few decades, and smaller earthquakes are felt about once every three or four years.'