Small earthquake rumbles in Upstate New York
Updated: Mar. 16, 2022, 5:52 p.m. | Published: Mar. 16, 2022, 8:57 a.m.
A minor earthquake has been recorded in Upstate New York.
The U.S. Geological Survey said a 2.6-magnitude quake struck about 3 miles outside of Warsaw, N.Y., at 11:11 a.m. Tuesday. At least 58 people reported feeling the rumble.
According to WHEC, such a small earthquake can be felt by people, but is unlikely to cause any damage.
Warsaw is located in Wyoming County, about 39 miles southwest of Rochester and 120 miles west of Syracuse.
The earthquake, which occurred about 3 miles below the surface, was one of six recorded Tuesday by USGS in the United States.
The Empire State’s largest earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.8, was recorded Sept. 5, 1944 in St. Lawrence County; it caused $2 million worth of damage and was felt from Canada to Maryland and Indiana to Maine.
Some strong quakes outside of the state have been felt throughout the region, including a 5.1-magnitude earthquake in 2013 and a 5.9-magnitude Virginia quake in 2011 that shook Central New York, more than 370 miles away from its epicenter.