Thursday, February 8, 2018




Small earthquake rattles parts of Putnam and Westchester

USGS map showing epicenter of quake

PALISADES – A 2.2 magnitude earthquake five kilometers north-northwest of Lake Mohegan was felt around 6:15 Wednesday morning, the US Geological Survey Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory reported.

Hundreds of people reported to the USGS website that they felt some seismic activity.

The quake was felt by residents on both sides of the Hudson River with some reporting an explosion and rumbling that caused some houses to shake.

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney lives in Cold Spring and while he is in Washington, his family felt the rumble at home.

“They thought maybe the boiler blew up or something,” Maloney said. “There was loud noise and they felt the whole house shake.”

There were no reports of injuries or damage from the quake.


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