3.4-Magnitude Earthquake Recorded in Northern NY

Quake near Canadian border comes day after 5.8-magnitude quake shakes East Coast.

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    The quake came a day after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake shook the East Coast from Georgia to Canada.

    The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.4-magnitude earthquake has been recorded on the northern edge of New York's Adirondack Park, near the Canadian border.

    The USGS says the quake occurred at 1:14 p.m. Wednesday at a depth of 3 miles, with the epicenter near the sparsely populated town of Brandon, about 10 miles south of the Canadian border.

    The Franklin County Sheriff's Department says there were no reports of damage. A quake of magnitude 2.5 to 3 is the smallest usually felt by people.

    A 4-magnitude quake can cause moderate damage.

    The quake was detected by the Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network, which has 40 seismographic stations in New York and six other eastern states.

    The quake came a day after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake shook the East Coast from Georgia to Canada.