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Earthquake Shakes Parts of Central New York

An earthquakeshook parts of Central New York this morning. It was felt in downtown syracuse, near the OnCenter, at Upstate community general hospital - as well as Albany, Baldwinsville, Camden, Liverpool, North Syracuse, and Tully. Chris Delia is with Triple a on circle drive in Cicero and says he felt it.

The 5.1-magnitude earthquake in Ontario, Canada has been felt across upstate New York from Buffalo to the Vermont border. Canada's government agency that monitors earthquakes says the quake occurred at 9:43 a.m. Friday about 13 miles northeast of Shawville, Quebec, about an hour's drive outside Ottawa.

Local media outlets in northern New York say people in communities along the St. Lawrence River and as far east as Lake Champlain on New York-Vermont border reported feeling their homes shake.

There are also reports from residents of Buffalo and surrounding suburbs who say they felt their houses sway and the ground shake for less than one minute. Rochester and Syracuse media outlets also report that the quake was felt in those areas.  There are no reports of damage.

 

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