3.8 Earthquake Rattles Western New York State

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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has reported a 3.8 magnitude earthquake that rolled through western New York just east of Buffalo early Monday. The quake lasted for only a few seconds and no significant damage has been reported, but it is the strongest tremor in the area for over 40 years according to Seismologist Yaareb Altaweel. The earthquake comes after two powerful snowstorms dumped over 7 feet of snow in the region and caused almost 50 deaths in November and December. A USGS spokesperson said the earthquake had no connection to the earthquake reported in southern Turkey.