It was felt as far west as Toronto, Canada’s largest city.
New Yorkers living near Buffalo, Syracuse and Rochester also felt the earthquake.
The quake was not expected to cause any secondary effects, the U.S. Geographical Survey said.
But throughout its service area, New York State Electric and Gas was making sure its infrastructure remained safely intact.
“... our crews are inspecting all pipeline bridge crossings, origination points and other natural gas facilities in the parts of our service areas affected by this morning’s earthquake,” a press release said.
It was expected the work would be completed on Friday, it said, “and any damage we find will be repaired immediately.”
— News Editor Suzanne Moore contributed to this report.