Minor Quake Recorded in Upstate New York

October 26, 2009

The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed that a minor earthquake rattled sections of the Albany, New York area last week.

The USGS says the 2.9 magnitude quake occurred at 9:32 p.m. last Tuesday, with its epicenter 18 miles southwest of Albany in the town of Berne.

The quake originated more than 4 miles underground and was also felt in neighboring Schoharie County. There were no reports of damage.

A magnitude 3 quake that occurred in the same area in May was felt as far away as Saratoga County.

A quake of magnitude 2.5 to 3 is the smallest generally felt by people.

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