New York Earthquake on April 20, 2002
Origin Time: April 20, 2002, 10:50:44.3 UTC
Location: 44.528º N 73.691º W
Magnitude: 5.0 mbLg
Depth: 11.0 km
Northern New York state, near Plattsburg, New York, experienced a damaging earthquake about 6:50 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Saturday, April 20, 2002. Modified Mercalli Intensities of VII were noted in the epicentral area. Damage included collapse of two roads, fallen chimneys, and cracked foundations. There were reports of the shaking being felt in Cleveland and Magnolia, Ohio.
The preliminary magnitude was placed at 5.0 (mbLg) by the National Earthquake Information Center. Several aftershocks occurred in the minutes and hours after the mainshock, the largest of which was magnitude 4.0.
This earthquake was strongly recorded on seismographs of the Ohio Seismic Network throughout Ohio. The station in the central part of the state, at Alum Creek State Park, is 900 kilometers (560 miles) from the epicenter.
Last update May 01, 2002