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Small earthquake rattles Niagara County

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Posted at 11:59 AM, Sep 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-15 11:59:20-04

A small earthquake rattled the ground in Niagara County Thursday.

The quake's epicenter was near Cambria Center. It measured a magnitude of 1.2, according to the U.S. Geological survey.

It is at least the fourth small earthquake registered in the region this summer.

Earlier this month, a 2.0 magnitude quake hit the town of Newfane.

In July, a 2.5-magnitude quake struck in Lake Ontario, about 10 miles northwest of Somerset. That quake hit less than a week after a 2.2-magnitude earthquake rattled the ground under Lake Erie. The epicenter of that quake, which struck on July 7th, was about seven miles outside of Port Colborne, Ontario.