August 27th, 2011
05:28 PM ET

'Mild earthquake' reported in New York, governor says

A 2.9 magnitude earthquake has been reported near Altamont, New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement Saturday.

"Although this was a mild earthquake, out of an abundance of caution, I have ordered immediate inspection of nearby infrastructure, including a NYPA (New York Power Authority) inspection of the Blenheim-Gilboa Dam in Schoharie County," Cuomo said.

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  1. Peter Osteen

    Sorry for anyone affected.
    Did Cuomo give the number of people seriously affected?

    August 27, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • confused


      August 27, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laura

      too late for that Peter. this type of stuff is going to continue to increase

      August 27, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. the prophet

    I have said this before earthquakes are caused by the son bursts flairs which reach and stretches our atmosphere transfering the energy to our tectonic plates. a major apocalypse is on the wry... The ramificatios the earth will be In total darkness. All your political powers will be of no match, people salvation is with GOD.

    August 27, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Connor

      God is a fairytale told by people who fear death.

      August 27, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jason

    Why am I not surprised the bible thumpers were first to comment on this....

    August 27, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • razzi

      Followers of Christ. Saved. Born again. Believers etc....I only open my bible to read it, not thump it.

      August 27, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sim

    A 2.9 made news? Did someone fart?

    August 27, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Rim

    I think that the people who live in the storms path and are believers of God/Bible should get on their knees and pray. The atheists or anyone who welcomes scientific facts into their lives should evacuate. On Monday we'll discuss our simple experiment. Oh wait, we still cant communicate with people who are dead. Would this not be a perfect way to prove the existence (aka non-existence) of God? If you get a good 4-5 million "believers" and have them kneel and pray in Hurricane Irenes path then there's no way a rationale, sane, real God could let them die right? I'd put my $$ on the population being 4-5 million less the next day.

    August 27, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ask Him

      I don't disagree with the logic of the "test" above of putting believers in the storm, but it fails to identify God's expectation that we use the free will he gave us and the reasoning our minds are capable of. I'd recommend you all take your lack of belief to God. Ask him to reveal himself to you in a way you respect. He'll reveal himself if you ask.

      August 27, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bella

    Play nice boys and girls... Imagine how boring life would be if we all had the same opinion!

    On the Earthquakes… personally, I still like the theory that the earthquakes that are hitting the east coast are really only aftershocks of the 14.6 trillion dollar check bouncing in Washington 🙂

    August 27, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Dan Smith(fayette mo)

    @Peter Osteen: yeah that cr@p didn't do anything for me 17 yrs ago or since. Oh also learn how to properly use the caps button please.

    August 27, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    BRAVO RIM, 6:33!
    Also Connor, Jason.
    Let's all think our way through these storms.

    August 27, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. gung hoe

    Hey connor You have to be one of those people that open mouth insert foot or some other appendichs Caure as for me and my family we will serve the lord Also i read the bible yes i know that you didnt refer to that But you did this one sorry coner i am looking forward to leaving this life and starting my next one oh wait I Cant see you there no one enters the kingdom of heaven except thru jesus christ our lord and savior amen

    August 27, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ana

    Mark 13:8 "nation will rise against nation,and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains." It is written so clear...don't be so quick to mock the word of God.

    August 27, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  11. gung hoe

    Hey jif god dont take away anyones ability to think I think

    August 27, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ gung hoe:
    I agree with you that thinking is a good thing.
    I advocate increasing the frequency of thinking.

    August 27, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  13. God sorta did.

    The flood of Noah's day saw some mouths shut full of water.

    August 27, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  14. gung hoe

    Very good ama when you call out with our lords
    Love evil runs and hides like the snake that the devil is

    August 27, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Not everythinga registers on NY's scale.

    One would think that two massive 100-plus story bulifings would register on the scale...but they didn't. Where did the Towers go? How could such massive building "collapse" without a thud? The USGS equipment is sensitive enough to pickup the thud that old buildings make when they are demolished. Why no thud on 911?

    August 27, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
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