Earthquake Rocks Buffalo, New York: Strongest in 40 Years - Latest Updates

This morning, a tremor with a recorded magnitude of 3.8 was felt all around Buffalo. (WHAM)

This Monday morning, February 6, a minor earthquake rattled residents of Western New York, who are more used to dealing with blizzards.

The U.S. Geological Survey said that the quake had a magnitude of 3.8 and that its center was in West Seneca, New York, which is southeast of Buffalo.

The Erie, New York, county executive, Mark Poloncarz, felt the "extremely rapid" tremor that rumbled through his house.

It "shook the entire house so much that I thought a vehicle had hit it," he tweeted.

Social media posts from the area depicted houses shaking and minor fractures in cement, but no injuries or major property damage were reported right afterward. The tremor was felt in both the United States and Canada.

The United States Geological Survey indicates that earthquakes have been happening "moderately often" in southern Ontario and western New York since at least 1840. Located in New York, the greatest earthquake ever recorded occurred in Attica in 1929 and had a magnitude of 4.8.

Gov. However, some local authorities were dismissing the quake as little more than a minor tremor, so Kathy Hochul said her office will be watching for reports of damage.

A tweet from the West Seneca Police Department said, "Just your typical Buffalo morning earthquake." "Go back to sleep."

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