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Small quake shakes Adirondacks near Lake George

August 25, 2013
Associated Press

WARRENSBURG (AP) - A small earthquake has shaken homes in the Adirondacks region near Lake George.

United States Geological Survey monitors say the magnitude 2.7 quake happened at a depth of just more than 6 miles near the Warren County town of Warrensburg at about 9:30 a.m. today.

Local emergency centers got calls reporting shaking and a rumbling sound, but no damage.

The USGS says New York's Adirondacks region is among the most seismically active in the Northeast because it contains a number of faults in the bedrock. Small quakes happen every three or four years, with damaging generally separated by decades. The most recent damaging quake registered magnitude 5 near Plattsburgh in April 2002.

Warrensburg is 53 miles north of Albany and just west of Lake George.

 
 
 

 

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