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There were two earthquakes in WNY this weekend

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Posted at 5:40 PM, Dec 02, 2014
and last updated 2015-11-27 17:40:52-05

There were actually two small earthquakes in Western New York this past weekend, one west of Lockport and the other in the middle of Lake Ontario.

The first was a 1.5 magnitude earthquake that occurred four miles west of Lockport at 6:27 p.m. on Saturday. According to the United States Geological Survey any earthquake that registers 2.0 or less on the Richter scale is a microearthquake and is not felt.

The second earthquake occurred Sunday at 4:32 a.m. around 18 miles southeast of Toronto, right in the middle of Lake Ontario. Though higher than a 2.0 on the Richter scale, it is unlikely the earthquake was felt due to its distance from land.