Residents of Buffalo, New York rocked by 3.8 magnitude earthquake
A magnitude 3.8 earthquake centered near Buffalo shook western New York early Monday morning. It would be the biggest to hit the region in 30 years.
The National Weather Service confirmed residents felt their suburbs shudder and the ground beneath them sway around 6:15 a.m.
According to authorities, it is still unclear if there is still damage from the earthquake.
Hello Buffalo! More information on this morning’s M3.8 earthquake here: https://t.co/sUG6XYtNbM. Please let us know how you felt here: https://t.co/iHchlitj87 #WestSeneca #NEW YORK pic.twitter.com/wNiTJp8N6N
— USGS (@USGS) February 6, 2023
Earthquakes Canada also reported recording the earthquake at a magnitude of 4.2.
EARTHQUAKE Mag=4.2 on February 06 at 06:15 EST.
6 km east of Buffalo, NY
97 km ESE of Hamilton, ON
— Earthquakes Canada (@CANADAquakes) February 6, 2023
The earthquake’s epicenter was determined about 1.3 miles east northeast of West Seneca.
Buffalo sits on the Clarendon-Linden Fault System, a major series of fault lines in western New York, WYRK reported.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz took to social media and tweeted, “Just on the phone with @ErieCountyESU Dep. Commissioner Butcher who confirmed the earthquake was felt as far north as Niagara Falls and as far south as Orchard Park according to initial reports. It was like a car had hit my house in Buffalo. I jumped out of bed.
Just on the phone with @ErieCountyESU Dep. Commissioner Butcher who confirmed the earthquake was felt as far north as Niagara Falls and as far south as Orchard Park according to initial reports. It was like a car had hit my house in Buffalo. I jumped out of bed. https://t.co/6viSAUQ4us
—Marc Poloncarz (@markpoloncarz) February 6, 2023
Others simply acknowledged its momentary impact.
You know you’re from Buffalo when an earthquake wakes you up and your first thought is “was that a snowplow?” »
— Kevin O’Neill (@KevinBuffalo) February 6, 2023
Monday’s quake came hours after a powerful 7.8 magnitude quake rocked southern Turkey and northern Syria early Monday morning, toppling hundreds of buildings and killing more than 1 300 people.
The death toll is expected to rise throughout the day, as reported by Breitbart News.
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