Shaking and Loud Booms Reported from 3.1 Magnitude Quake in New York
South Glens Falls in Saratoga County, New York experienced a rare incidence of noticeable seismic activity on morning of March 11, 2020.
“The village, north of Albany, experienced an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.1 at around 6.43 a.m. EDT.
The epicenter of the earthquake was located at 43.295°N 73.639°W, south-southwest of South Glens Falls at a depth of 8.2 miles, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).”-newsweek.com
Shaking and loud booms were also reported in Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Long Island, NY
While there are currently no reports of damage or injuries, residents say they were “woken up by the shaking” and heard “a loud boom.”
“Mark Mulholland, WNYT’s Saratoga-North Country News Chief, tweeted: “Here’s how I’d describe it at my house in Wilton: A loud boom which sounded like a massive tree falling followed by about 5-7 seconds of shaking which rattled the handles on my dresser drawers.””-newsweek.com
Here’s how I’d describe it at my house in Wilton: A loud boom which sounded like a massive tree falling followed by about 5-7 seconds of shaking which rattled the handles on my dresser drawers. @WNYT https://t.co/A2kc3uNVUv
— Mark Mulholland (@MulhollandWNYT) March 11, 2020
There were no reports of injuries from the quake but folks were awakened by the shaking.
#Saratoga County Sheriff says he hasn’t heard of any reports of damages from this morning’s earthquake.
A co-worker who lives in the South Glens Falls area says his family was woken up by the shaking. https://t.co/rhvdIlgeCg
— Jaclyn Cangro (@JaclynCangro) March 11, 2020
“Residents shared their experiences of the earthquake on Earthquake Report, with reports of the shaking lasting between two and 30 seconds.
One resident of South Glens Falls said: “[The earthquake] sounded like a dump truck slammed into the building real hard. My husband says it sounded like a D train arriving at 34th street. It was scary, we went outside to look for damage but found none. Our neighbor and her boyfriend felt what seemed like a sonic boom too, my eardrums still feel sore.”
Another person from Saratoga Springs said: “I thought a truck crashed outside my house. I was upstairs and [the] building shook and [the] windows rattled.”
A Queensbury resident creatively described the earthquake as feeling “like a fairly large dog was under the bed, rolling to get out. However, we do not have a dog.””-newsweek.com
Portions of article sourced from newsweek.com