Information About Western New York EQs
How can I find out if I felt an earthquake in Western New York?
As we know, earthquakes do occur in Western New York. There are several online resources available to the public to verify that an event occurred. Many organizations maintain real-time event maps of recent earthquake activity for the United States and worldwide.
- United States Geological Survey (USGS) map of recent earthquake activity in the US
- USGS map of recent worldwide earthquake activity
In addition, the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory Cooperative Seismic Network, located at Columbia University, offers a map of current activity in the Northeastern United States.
If after checking these resources you cannot verify that it was an earthquake, the USGS offers an Unknown Event Questionnaire to submit an inquiry. The site requests various details and you will need to supply date, time, and location for the event.
If you would like to receive e-mail notifications from the USGS whenever an earthquake occurs anywhere in the world, complete the sign-up form to stay current with the latest developments.