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  • Small quake shakes Adirondacks near Lake George

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  • WARRENSBURG (AP) A small earthquake has shaken homes in the Adirondacks region near Lake George.
    United States Geological Survey monitors say the magnitude 2.7 quake happened at a depth of just more than 6 miles near the Warren County town of Warrensburg at about 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
    Local emergency centers got calls reporting shaking and a rumbling sound, but no damage.
    The USGS says New Yorks Adirondacks region is among the most seismically active in the northeast because it contains a number of faults in the bedrock. Small quakes happen every three or four years, with damaging generally separated by decades. The most recent damaging quake registered magnitude 5 near Plattsburgh in April 2002.
    Warrensburg is 53 miles north of Albany and just west of Lake George.
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