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. gung hoe

    So what have you been up to jif man i thought i had a busy schedule There i goes thinking again

    August 27, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  2. gung hoe

    So what have you been up to jif man i thought i had a busy schedule There i goes thinking again silly me

    August 27, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I just saw the first drops of rain on our window from Irene.

    August 27, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. gung hoe

    Well just goes to show you what kind of shake it takes to register on the scale

    August 27, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Love vs. Evil

    Badness is everywhere and out in the open. It's good love that is secret and hard to find, let alone behold for long.

    August 27, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. gung hoe

    What dont like me jif

    August 27, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ana

    Rom 13:11-12 "the hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is closer now than we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light."

    August 27, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Agatha-Amarilis.

    Saludos y un abrazo fraternal desde Puerto Rico !. Luego de leer sus publicaciones, solo deseo recordarles que en momentos como este nunca sabemos quien nos va a dar ayuda en medio de una emergencia. Ha preguntado alguien que necesita sangre, plaquetas, un organo donado, si quien le esta ayudando es de tal o cual partido politico, grupo etnico, social y/o religioso ? : NO !. Seamos agradecidos y no desaprovechemos cada oportunidad para cultivar la fraternidad, la esperanza, la caridad, el perdon y el amor !. Prohibido olvidar : -hay 3 lugares donde no podemos escojer a quien tenemos cerca : al nacer, en una emergencia y en el cementerio... Un abrazo fraternal a tod@s, Agatha-Amarilis.

    August 27, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Kim

    Well if you don't believe in God now, you will when the end comes. You'll beg for forgiveness and salvation...

    August 27, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar

    Kim, really? Why don't you buy me a beer at the Olive Garden and tell me all about it; a Bud Light in a cold tall glass. Ok Kim?

    August 27, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    That thud heard in NYC is me doing a *Facepalm*™ because someone is introducing the conspiracy theory saga of 911 into a story about an earthquake.

    August 27, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jordan scene

    This is clearly a full frontal terrorist attack upon the eastern sea board. The perpetrator, mother nature! If anything we need to call in the UN and NATO to whipe her out!... Anyways in all seriousness that is unfortunate to get hit by a hurricane and an earthquake all at once! I hope everybody there is okay and able to make it through this series of natural disasters.

    August 27, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    @ Jordan scene:

    Did you see you got trolled by our Tea Party-hating troll?
    I *told* you to be careful what you asked!

    August 27, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  14. George Patton

    I am a mindless Tea Partier spewing my senseless comments on this web page. It just goes on and on!!! I can’t help it!!! I’m repulsive, and that is that!!!

    August 28, 2011 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  15. mdmooser

    Spiraling ever downward low end of the gene pool typing away shut in with the hurricane , BYE BYE, FOLLOWING LOGIC OF BLOG, Leptons reveal inner aging process can be stopped COR 8:1-10 Jesus returns to Galilee and starts a marimba band all just to prove he was serious when his father created humor Mark 1,117 6:4-11 Be giving them as you would give your , well you know what I mean when it happens. Gen 00: 3-4.5 Have a nice rain day and night and day again.

    August 28, 2011 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
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