Quake rattles parts of northern New York

wwny Quake rattles parts of northern New York

MASSENA, N.Y. (WWNY) - Some people in Massena felt an earthquake Monday morning that centered in Quebec near the U.S.-Canadian border.

The U.S. Geological Survey indicates there was a quake about 10 miles south of Ormstown, Quebec, which is a little over 50 miles east of Massena.

7 News reporter Keith Benman, who lives in Massena, says some people there felt the quake, which the USGS says happened shortly after 5:30 a.m.

“It was like a little bit of rumbling in the ground. Like, you know, when a big Mack truck drives by your house it kind of shakes the ground a little bit. … I felt the house move like a little bit, but nothing really shook. Nothing, you know, fell off the walls or anything like that,” said Lauren Brown, Massena resident.

“I felt my house shake a bit. I thought it was a truck, a plow truck because of the weather. But after going on Facebook I started seeing posts that the whole north country was shaking,” said Toby Violi, Massena resident.

The quake was a magnitude of 3.3 and, according to the USGS, felt as far away as Montreal and Potsdam.

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