1.3-magnitude earthquake shakes town of Holmes

A 1.3-magnitude earthquake shook the Dutchess County town of Holmes on Monday night.



Seismologists say that earthquakes with a 2.5 magnitude or less aren't usually felt. Earthquakes like the small one in Holmes this week are pretty common, they say.



Won-Young Kim, director of Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network in Rockland, said there have been earthquakes around 2 magnitude that occurred around Lake Carmel and Mount Kisco in the past.



He said residents in the area should not worry, but should appreciate that the earth is constantly moving.



Scientists say these quakes have been recorded in New York since colonial times, occurring on faults within bedrock miles deep.



 


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