HAMBURG – A magnitude 2.3 earthquake shook parts of the Buffalo Southtowns just before 5 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake was registered at 4:40 p.m. with an epicenter location of Wanakah, a hamlet located on the Lake Erie Shoreline of Hamburg.
No damage has been reported as of publish time.
Earthquakes that register less than a 2.5 magnitude are hard to feel by humans even if the distance the quake traveled into the Earth’s crust is shallow.
Seismic activity in Western and Central New York is not that uncommon. The Clarendon-Linden Fault runs through the region splitting Allegany County and points to the north and is often the cause of most of the Seismic activity across the region. While the fault mainly stays quiet, it sometimes produces little jolts of quakes.