CHATEAUGAY — An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.28 was felt around Northern New York at 5:38 this morning.

The quake was centered about 16 kilometers (about 10 miles) south of Ormstown, Quebec, Canada, just north of Churubusco, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was felt throughout northern Franklin County and as far away as Massena and Pierrepont. The quake was also felt in Montreal, Plattsburgh and Burlington, Vt.

The epicenter was reported to be about 11 kilometers (roughly 6.5 miles) below the surface.

Earthquakes in the range of 3 to 3.9 are considered minor.

Earthquakes above 2.5 on the Richter Scale can be felt, but cause only minor damage. No damage from the quake has been reported in the U.S., with some locations just north of the epicenter reporting very slight damage, according to the USGS.

Overall, half a dozen earthquakes have been reported in Northern New York and southern Quebec in the past year, three of them within the past month, according to, which tracks quakes around the world. Monday’s shaker was the strongest in the region in that time period.

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