Fri October 26, 2012
Minor earthquake felt in parts of Niagara County
A very light earthquake was felt by some residents living in Niagara County during the midnight hour Friday.
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office says it received several calls during from people reporting a loud boom or feeling a shake.
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 2.5 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Lake Ontario at 12:25 a.m., about four miles northeast of Olcott.
WBFO News spoke with Mark Castner with the Braun Ruddick Seismograph Station at Canisius College in Buffalo. Castner said the quake was at the "very lowest" end of what would be felt.
"It was a very small earthquake. It was at the very lowest end of what people can feel," said Castner. "It's barely going to be felt. It's probably not even going to rattle the dishes in your china cabinet."
No injuries nor property damage were reported.
"An earthquake of this size presents virtually no danger," said Castner.