QUAKE REPORTED IN NORTH COUNTRY MONDAY MORNING

Things were rockin’ and rollin’ for many in the North Country early Monday morning. Did you feel it??? An earthquake was felt across Northern New York State and Quebec Monday at 5:38am. According to the US Geological Survey, the quake yesterday morning registered a magnitude 3.28 in the Richter Scale, and it was centered about 16 kilometers… or 10 miles… south of Ormstown, Quebec, at a depth of about 11 kilometers… or about 6.5 miles. The quake though, was felt throughout northern Franklin County and as far away as Massena and Pierrepont. Folks in Montreal, Plattsburgh and Burlington, Vermont also reported feeling the ground shake. While quakes above 2.5 on the Richter Scale can readily be felt, most of them in the 3 to 3.9 range are considered minor. No damage was reported in the U.S. Some areas just north of the epicenter reported very slight damage. About a half dozen earthquakes have been reported in Northern New York and southern Quebec in the past year or so, with three of them in the past month. Monday‚Äôs was the strongest in our region so far.