NIAGARA COUNTY (WKBW) - USGS reports a 2.5 magnitude earthquake near 6 Km E/NE Olcott, NY at 12:34 A.M. early this morning.
The USGS believe it originated 4 miles east-northeast of Olcott with a depth of about 3 miles.
This quake left the Niagara County Sheriff's Office flooded with calls overnight, with many residents reporting hearing some type of explosion or a loud boom, including residents in the Town of Newfane
Geological survey officials are not projecting any after shocks or further earthquakes to hit the area at this time.
A Geo-physicist who we spoke to said its important for residents to remember that a 2.5 earthquake is considered very minor, and that reports of hearing a loud boom are really not that uncommon with these quote "quick jolt" earthquakes.