An Earthquake Struck WNY Early Tuesday Morning
Most times when you think of an earthquake, you think of California, but chances are you slept right through an earthquake that stuck right here in Western New York.
According to WIVB, a 1.5 magnitude earthquake was recorded early Tuesday morning about two miles south of Wilson.
The earthquake hit right around 1 am.
According to Michigan Tech, a 1.5 magnitude would usually not be felt but only would register on a seismograph machine.
Check out the Magnitude scale.
|Magnitude||Earthquake Effects||Estimated Number|
|2.5 or less||Usually not felt, but can be recorded by a seismograph.||900,000|
|2.5 to 5.4||Often felt, but only causes minor damage.||30,000|
|5.5 to 6.0||Slight damage to buildings and other structures.||500|
|6.1 to 6.9||May cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.||100|
|7.0 to 7.9||Major earthquake. Serious damage.||20|
|8.0 or greater||Great earthquake. Can totally destroy communities near the epicenter.||One every 5 to 10 years|
The website earthquaketracker.com states that there have been 4 recorded earthquakes in Western New York over the past year.
The biggest one came back in March in Medina where a 2.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded.
The biggest earthquake ever recorded was on May 25th, 1995 in Amherst. It registered at 3.0.