Viral pandemic. Severe thunderstorms. Earthquake.
A small earthquake was recorded shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday under Lake Ontario about 40 miles west-northwest of the Charlotte Pier.
Several people in the Syracuse area were the first to report to the U.S. Geological Survey that they felt the small temblor. It occurred not long before a line of severe thunderstorms passed over the same area.
An earthquake of 2.6 magnitude generally can be felt by people nearby but would do little or no damage.
Motion captured by seisomograph at McQuaid Jesuit High School around 1:05 p.m. EDT Sunday.
McQuaid Jesuit High School
The nearest land was in the town of Lyndonville, Orleans County, about eight miles south of the epicenter. The quake was three miles below the surface.
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