Second Earthquake Shakes Upstate New York in a Week
For the second time in a week, an earthquake shook Upstate New York. It hit near the same spot but this time a little stronger.
A magnitude 3.6 quake struck 1 kilometer WNW of Adams Center, New York on Sunday, April 23 at 2:10 PM. Thousands of reports came into USGS . The impact could be felt as far south as Utica and Syracuse and as far north as Ogdesnburg and Massena.
Adams Center Earthquake
A 2.6 magnitude earthquake hit near Adams Center, New York on Friday, April 14, according to USGS. It wasn't strong enough to cause any damage but it did leave people wondering what that shaking was.
New York State Earthquakes
There have been more than 550 earthquakes in New York State. The first one struck the New York City area on December 18, 1737, with a magnitude of 5.2. It's one of two damaging quakes to hit the Big Apple. The other was on August 10, 1884.
The largest earthquake to ever hit New York State was on September 5, 1944. A 5.9 magnitude quake struck near the New York-Canadian border, causing damage in Massena and Cornwall, Ontario. The Massena school gym suffered major destruction in the quake.
Western New York felt its strongest quake on August 12, 1929, with a magnitude of 5.2. It was centered near the town of Attica.
The Utica/Rome area has felt a few tremors over the years. One hit Barneveld in 2015 and another struck Prospect in 2013. Both were less than a magnitude of 2. Port Leyden, on the other hand, shook with a 3.5 magnitude quake back in 1980.