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. Ramtough

    Maybe its the end,maybe its not. Maybe we should be trying to change, maybe not. Maybe its a sign, maybe its not. Whatever the case "maybe", one thing is, we better be right with our individual thinking. None of us truely know anything even though we claim on these blogs that we know more than the next man when we really don't knoW nothing at all. All I really know is that I have lived life (good and bad) and I have come to one conclusion in my 35 years of living: I would rather live my life with my faith in God and be sorry that there is not one than to NOT live my life without God and to die and find out that there was one all the time. Think about it.

    August 28, 2011 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  2. Marti

    I believe in God. I don't believe this is the end, however.

    August 28, 2011 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  3. @outalimit

    Rest in peace (RIP) those who got killed since "Irine" struct, may the rest of us stay as safe as can do, as we wait and hope for this weather condition to past-let's always bemember that after the fact, life goes on-lets be there alive and well.

    August 28, 2011 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
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    August 28, 2011 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
  5. memik

    refer to previous email

    August 28, 2011 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  6. Rick

    Wow, New York is looking more like a Michael Bay movie.

    August 28, 2011 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
  7. indigo1955

    Cuomo needs to cool his heels. You don't start inspecting infrastructures after a 2.9 earthquake, it is like going outside and screaming like a girl in a panic. Chill, you are overreacting. Cuomo panics-lots of others panic. Staying cool is prime.

    August 28, 2011 at 3:54 am | Report abuse |
  8. :-)

    Lots of seismic activity going on in diverse places ! Makes me wonder if this is just a prelude of what's to come .

    August 28, 2011 at 4:25 am | Report abuse |
  9. Gia

    You do if the infastructure is crumbling to begin with....

    August 28, 2011 at 4:25 am | Report abuse |
  10. :-)

    Yea our infrastructure has become third world because our fine government is so busy with its head up everyone else's well you know , that they have not the time or inclination to worry about us .

    August 28, 2011 at 4:40 am | Report abuse |
  11. yen h


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  12. joann

    Jason,You've,got that one WRONG.AND,I DO MEAN WRONG.God,is a AWESOME.God,IS GOOD.God,is NO FAIRYTELL.You,Need & go to church.Whoever,told that was in the wrong,themselves & need church BAD. JoAnn Bartholomew

    August 28, 2011 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  13. Karen

    Can you get that female reporter out of the water in NYC where the street lights are on? I don't want to see her get electrocuted. Her name is Mary Snow.

    August 28, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  14. RUFFNUTT (elf slayer & 15th level human warrior )

    call me when the 9.9 quake hits...

    August 28, 2011 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  15. Thing1

    A 2.9 earthquake and it's a sign of the end of times? You people need psyciatric help. Or a hobby.

    August 28, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
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