Capital Region residents wake up to small earthquake on Sunday

Posted at: 08/25/2013 3:01 PM | Updated at: 08/26/2013 11:08 AM
By: Associated Press

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WARRENSBURG, N.Y. (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. Sunday.
    
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.

Online: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ld60047501#summary

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