Earthquake Hits in Western New York
Earthquakes are definitely not a common thing in New York, but they do still happen from time to time.
Luckily, we're not talking about a huge earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 or anything, but it was an earthquake, and that's still quite bizarre. This earthquake happened near the Buffalo area, in a town called Newfane.
According to WIBV, the earthquake happened in the early morning hours of Wednesday (September 6th). It was a 2.0 on the Richter Scale. A 2.0 magnitude earthquake is enough to feel the slight shake of the ground for most people (some people won't even realizing it's happening). As for damage to buildings and structures? Definitely not. 2.0 magnitude isn't strong enough to do pretty much anything. But it's still a weird thing to experience in New York.
But it's not the first time our state has felt the ground shaking. Back in October 2015, an earthquake occurred in the Johnstown and Gloversville area. That earthquake had a 2.5 magnitude on the Richter Scale. It was definitely closer to our area of the state, and stronger, but still nothing to cause concern over.