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Earthquake in Western New York

by on June 23, 2010

We felt tremors at my office in downtown Buffalo… lasted 15-20 seconds… reports are coming in.. WGRZ has some information.

Residents from all across Western New York are calling the Two On Your Side Information Center telling us they felt an earthquake.

We have received calls from from as far south as Wellsville and as far north as Niagara County.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 5.5 earthquake with an epicenter in Quebec.

From the USGC:

Location 45.955°N, 75.546°W
Depth 19.2 km (11.9 miles)
Region ONTARIO-QUEBEC BORDER REGION, CANADA
Distances

* 49 km (31 miles) N (349°) from Cumberland, Ontario, Canada
* 52 km (33 miles) N (10°) from Gatineau, Qu?bec, Canada
* 58 km (36 miles) NNE (16°) from Hull, Qu?bec, Canada
* 61 km (38 miles) N (11°) from OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 11.5 km (7.1 miles); depth +/- 5.3 km (3.3 miles)
Parameters NST=294, Nph=311, Dmin=160.3 km, Rmss=1.12 sec, Gp= 25°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=6
Source

* USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

I gotta return to work. More on this later.

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