PLATTSBURGH — Early birds around the North Country felt the shockwaves of a 3.3 magnitude earthquake just after 5:30 this morning.

The earthquake originated roughly 16 kilometers south of Ormstown, Quebec, Canada, according to the United States Geological Survey agency.

“We received numerous 911 calls from concerned and/or alarmed citizens around the county but received no reports of damage or injury as a result,” Clinton County Emergency Services Director Eric Day said.

People from Ausable Forks, Lyon Mountain, Saranac, Ellenburg, Churubusco, Champlain Plattsburgh, Peru and Keeseville all reported feeling and hearing the event, according to Day.

Earthquake Canada, who measured it as a 4.0 magnitude quake, reported that it was strongly felt in Saint Bruno, Vaudreuil and Montreal, Quebec, adding that there have been no reports of damage.

More information on the earthquake can be found at


One of the last quakes felt in the area was on March 21, 2018.

A 2.7 magnitude earthquake shook the ground roughly 15 miles outside of Malone just before 1 a.m. that day.

Before that, a 2.2 magnitude quake occurred near the town of Black Brook on June 5, 2016.

The USGS said at the time that reports that the trembling was felt in AuSable Forks, Peru, Redford, Jay, Wilmington, Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Gloversville.


The Press-Republican asked the reader of its Facebook page if they had felt any of the early morning tremors. Here are some of their answers:  

JoAnn Layhee: Had just laid back down so I thought it was the furnace, sat back up and then heard the furnace kick on. Had radio on and they started to mention earthquake in Canada plus Ch 5 was talking about it. 

Kimmy Bonsie: We felt it in Beekmantown I thought my fiance was having a seizure ..


Michele Garrant: Yes! Woke me out of bed this morning here in Mooers Forks.


Geri Carter: Yes heard a loud bang, the ground shook and rumbled for about 5 seconds. My dogs hair stood right up on his back. North Burke


Shelley Anne Odell: I felt it in Plattsburgh. I live on Miller St. And I was wondering why the train wasn't blowing it's whistle

Anastasia Reil: Yes I’m Riverview- just a small rumble...


Lisa Peck: We Felt It Here In Chateaugay NY .I Got Woke Up To A Big Bang Around 5.35 .This Morning ..


Cynthia Wood: Had a good kick here in westville ny.


Wendy Collier: It was strong and very (loud) on Beartown Rd in West Chazy, NY


Juanita DesRocher: Loud rumbling, windows rattling, Hamilton street, Plattsburgh

Ann Deliva: No, not strong enough here in St. Hubert, Quebec, less than an hour from the border.


David Noble: I heard a loud bang at my place on Rand Hill Rd off of 374 in Morrisonville ny


Sue Cameron: Jolted me awake in Lake Placid.


Dustie Parah: I did in Champlain it woke me right up!

Betty Hebert: Shook my bed in mooers ny also loud boom

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