Small earthquake rattles Massena area

Updated: Dec. 17, 2019 at 1:04 PM EST
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MASSENA, N.Y. (WWNY) - Did you feel the earth move?

The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 2.1 magnitude earthquake rattled the Massena area at 9:19 a.m. Tuesday.

The epicenter is just a few miles east of Massena on the U.S. side of the border.

There were no reports of damage or injuries.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the Adirondack region of northern New York state is one of the more seismically active parts of the northeastern U.S.

The three largest known earthquakes in the region caused sizable damage to Cornwall, Ontario, and to Massena, New York in 1944 (magnitude 5.8), caused slight damage in a sparsely settled part of the southern Adirondack Mountains in 1983 (magnitude 4.9), and damaged the vicinity of Plattsburg, New York, on April 20, 2002 (magnitude 5.0). Moderately damaging earthquakes strike somewhere in the region every few decades, and smaller earthquakes are felt about once every three or four years.

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