NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Some communities north of New York City were rattled by a 2.2 magnitude earthquake early Wednesday morning.

The quake registered at 6:14 a.m. in the Lake Mohegan area, which is about 50 miles north of New York City, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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A 2.2 magnitude earthquake was felt by resident in Westchester, Putnam. (credit:

Some residents of Westchester and Putnam counties posted on social media about the quake.


“People were under the impression that it was a truck, that was the overwhelming interpretation. Then a few people thought it was thunder. And a couple of people thought it was an earthquake, felt some shaking,” Yorktown Town Highway Superintendent Dave Paganelli told WCBS 880. “I initially thought it was thunder. We were moving around so we didn’t feel any tremors or anything to that effect.”

There were no reports of injuries or damage.

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