On Monday, an earthquake rocked Buffalo, New York. According to reports, the tremors were felt in the area at 6:15 a.m. (EST). According to US authorities, the magnitude of the earthquake was 3.8.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) department verified the shock. The centre of the earthquake was claimed to be West Seneca, and the vibrations were 3 kilometres deep.
Taking to Twitter, the USGS said, “Good morning Buffalo! More on this morning’s M3.8 earthquake at 2 km ENE of West Seneca, New York”
Notable quake, preliminary info: M 3.8 – 2 km ENE of West Seneca, New York https://t.co/hjuFsNqAHZ
— USGS Earthquakes (@USGS_Quakes) February 6, 2023
Good morning Buffalo! More on this morning’s M3.8 earthquake here: ow.ly/PAj150MKo1m . Please let us know what you felt here: ow.ly/p5rz50MKo1n#WestSeneca #NY
Good morning Buffalo! More on this morning's M3.8 earthquake here: https://t.co/sUG6XYtNbM . Please let us know what you felt here: https://t.co/iHchlitj87 #WestSeneca #NY pic.twitter.com/wNiTJp8N6N
— USGS (@USGS) February 6, 2023
It is worth noting that these shocks occurred after two major earthquakes struck Turkey earlier in the day. Early Monday, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck southeastern Turkey and northern Syria, killing over 1,400 people and wounding hundreds. Hours later, another 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck the Elbistan area of Turkey’s Kahramanmaras province.