New York’s Buffalo sees strongest earthquake in 40 years, felt in Southern Ontario

by The Canadian Parvasi

A small 3.8 magnitude earthquake jolted across the Buffalo region on Monday, with the effects of the earthquake sprawling across neighbouring regions as well. The earthquake, while regarded as the strongest earthquake in the region in 40 years, did not cause any significant damage, media outlets report.

The earthquake was reported with the supposed epicentre east of Buffalo in the suburb of West Seneca at about 6:15 a.m.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul tweeted about the earthquake, “The Buffalo area experienced an earthquake this morning. No damage has been reported at this time. My team is in touch with local officials and we will provide any support needed.”

Describing the earthquake, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz tweeted, “It felt like a car hit my house in Buffalo. I jumped out of bed.”

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The effects of the earthquake were felt within a 30-mile radius of the epicentre, including Niagara Falls, which is about 20 miles north of Buffalo, stated County emergency services officials.

The earthquake was also slightly felt in Southern Ontario, according to Earthquakes Canada.


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