For the second time in just over a week, a minor earthquake was felt across New York State.

 

According to several reports, a 3.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded on Sunday afternoon.

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The earthquake was centered around Adams Center in Jefferson County, just 10 miles southwest of Watertown.


It was just 9 days ago that another earthquake was reported around the same area. That earthquake was reported around 1:30 am on April 14th. That quake was measured as a magnitude of 2.6 and was recorded just outside of Watertown

Earthquakes are not uncommon in New York as the state does sit on a couple of fault lines. The fault line that runs near Western and Central New York is called the Clarendon-Linden fault system.

According to the latest data, the 3.6 magnitude earthquakes today would be the largest in the Watertown, New York area in over 8 years. There have been seven different earthquakes recorded in the area since 2015.

The largest ever earthquake to hit New York State was a 5.9 magnitude in 1944.

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