Is New York turning into California with all the earthquakes lately? The latest one hit  Poughkeepsie but it could be felt more than 100 miles away.

Earthquakes in New York

There have been more than 550 earthquakes in New York State. The first one struck the New York City area on December 18, 1737, with a magnitude of 5.2. It's one of two damaging quakes to hit the Big Apple.

The largest earthquake to ever hit New York State was on September 5, 1944. A 5.9 magnitude quake struck near the New York-Canadian border, causing damage in Massena and Cornwall, Ontario.

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Western New York felt its strongest quake on August 12, 1929, with a magnitude of 5.2.  It was centered near the town of Attica.

The Utica/Rome area has felt a few tremors over the years. One hit Barneveld in 2015 and another struck Prospect in 2013. Both were less than a magnitude of 2. Port Leyden, on the other hand, shook with a 3.5 magnitude quake back in 1980.

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Credit - Think Stock/Canva

New Jersey Quakes

New Jersey has been the hot spot lately for earthquakes. The quakes started near the end of April in Gladstone with one registering 2.9 on the Richter Scale on Saturday, April 27. Another 2.6 magnitude quake struck on May 1.

READ MORE: 3 Quakes in 1 Week Hit New Jersey

Califon just had three in one day on June 17. The strongest was a 1.9-magnitude quake. And there were two more the day before.

There have been 16 earthquakes in the same area since May 30.

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Latest New York Quake

The latest earthquake struck Crown Heights, New York in Poughkeepsie. It happened just after 3 AM on Wednesday, June 26.

The quake measured 2.1 on the Richter Scale.

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