NEW YORK EARTHQUAKES AND SEISMIC WINDOWS


Date EST Mg/Int Epicenter Lat Lon FM Per NM Syn Notes
1638-Jun-11 14:00
7._/IX
St. Lawrence Valley 46.5 72.5   -1 0 28 hrs. Chimneys broken Mass.
1661-Feb-10  
5.5/VII
St. Lawrence Valley 45.5 73.0   11 11 18 hrs. Felt NY
1663-Feb-05 17:30
7.8/IX
St. Lawrence Valley 47.6 70.1 13 15 -1 58 hrs. 750,000 sq. mi.
1732-Sep-16 11:00
7+/IX
St. Lawrence Valley 45.5 73.6   12 12 20 hrs.  
1737-Feb-17 23:00
4._/V
Boston, Mass. 42.4 71.0 1 -1   36 hrs.  
1737-Dec-18 16:30
/VII
New York City 42.4 71.0   -1 -2 41 hrs.  
1755-Nov-18 4:11
7._/VIII
Cape Ann, Mass. 42.5 70.0 0 15 15 6 hrs. 2 weeks after Lisbon 8.9M
1831-Jul-14  
6.4/VIII
So. Quebec       5 4 30 hrs.  
1841-Jan-25 a.m.
 
New York     18 18 3 10 hrs.  
1853-Mar-12 2:03
4.0/VI
No. New York 43.7 75.5 14 12 1 62 hrs.  
1855-Feb-08  
Can.
Moncton, N.B. 6 hrs.   5.8/VII 6 21 21 ,
1857-Oct-23 15:15
4.3/VI
Buffalo 43.2 78.6 -10 -9 5 16 hrs.  
1860-Oct-17 6:00
6.8/IX
So. Canada 47.5 70.1   3 3 20 hrs. Felt in Newark, NJ
1861-Jul-12  
5.8/VI
Ottawa, Canada     20 1 5 4 days.  
1867-Dec-18 3:00
5.5/VIII
Vermont 44.7 75.2 7 6   25 hrs.  
1870-Oct-20 11:25
7.0/IX
So. Canada 47.4 70.5 10 -4 -4 13 hrs. 1,000,000 mi. sq.
1872-Jul-11 5:25
/V
Westchester Co. 40.9 73.8 20 20 5 21 hrs.  
1874-Dec-10  
/V
Westchester Co. 40.9 73.8 17 18 3 25 hrs. Rumble plus bang
1877-Nov-04 1:56
4.9/VII
Lake Champlain 44.5 74.0 13 1 -1 60 hrs. Roaring sound at Saratoga
1878-Oct-04 2:30
/V
Hudson River 41.5 74.0   8 8 5 hrs.  
1879-Aug-21 3:00
/V
Buffalo, NW 43.2 79.2   2 4 49 hrs.  
1884-Aug-10 14:07
5.5/VII
Amityville 40.6 74.0 3   -12 70 hrs. Chimneys down in 4 states
1892-Apr-12 11:23
/VI
Johnstown     0 15 15 9 hrs.  
1893-Mar-09 0:30
/VII
New York City 40.6 74.0 6 4   52 hrs. Frightened Zoo animals
1897-May-27 22:16
4.7/VI
N.W. New York 44.5 74.5 11 11   7 hrs. Felt in Hartford, Conn
1903-Dec-25 7:30
/V
Madrid, N.Y. 44.7 77.5   9 6 3 days  
1907-Jan-24 6:30
/V
Schenectady 42.8 74.0   11 10 27 hrs.  
1913-Apr-28 19:30
/VI
Potsdam 44.8 75.3 6 7   46 hrs.  
1913-Aug-10 0:15
/V
Lake Placid 44 74 -6 8 9 32 hrs.  
1914-Feb-10 13:31
5.5/VII
Lanark, Ontario 45.0 76.9 0 0   18 hrs.  
1916-Jan-05 8:56
/V
Lake George, NY 43.7 73.7   0 0 15 hrs.  
1916-Feb-02 23:26
4.1/VI
Mohawk Valley, NY 43.0 74.0   -1 -2 15 hrs.  
1916-Jun-08 16:15
/V
New York City 41.0 73.8 -7 -7 7 17 hrs.  
1916-Nov-01 16:15
/V
Glens Falls 43.3 73.7 20 23 5 93 hrs.  
1925-Feb-28 21:19
7.0/VIII
La Malbaie, Quebec 47.7 70.5 -1 13 13 3 hrs. Several deaths from shock
1926-May-11 22:30
/V
New Rochelle 40.9 73.9   2 0 71 hrs.  
1928-Mar-18 10:20
4.1/VI
Saranac Lake 44.5 74.3   -4 -3 36 hrs.  
1929-Aug-12 6:25
5.2/VIII
Attica 42.9 78.7 8 9   30 hrs. Some wells dried up.
1929-Nov-18 15:32
7.1/X
Grand Banks, Nflnd. 44 56 2 0   50 hrs. Tsunami at high tide
1929-Dec-02 17:14
/V
Attica 42.8 78.3 16 15 1 44 hrs.  
1931-Apr-20 14:56
4.7/VIII
Lake George 43.4 73.7 18e 19 3 22 hrs.  
1933-Oct-29 p.m.
/IV
St. Johnsville 43.0 74.7   8 10 53 hrs.  
1934-Apr-14 21:58
4.5/VI
Adirondack Mts., NY 44.5 73.9   2 -1 48 hrs.  
1935-Nov-01 1:04
6.2/VII
Timiskaming, Quebec 46.8 79.1 20 21 5 24 hrs. Felt in Md
1940-Dec-20 2:27
5.0/VII
Lake Ossipee, NH 43.8 71.3 6 -5 -4 4 days  
1940-Dec-24 8:44
4.8/VII
Lake Ossipee, NH 43.8 71.3 10 -10 -4 4 days  
1944-Sep-04 23:39
5.8/VIII
Massena/Cornwall 44.9 74.9 2 2   10 hrs. 90% Massena chimneys X
1944-Sep-05 3:51
4.5/V
Massena/Cornwall 45.0 74.6 3 3   10 hrs.  
1951-Sep-03 20:26
/V
Rockland Co., NY 41.2 74.1 17 18 2 42 hrs.  
1952-Aug-24 19:07
/V
Mohawk Valley 43.0 74.5 19 19 4 1 hr.!  
1952-Oct-14  
5.0/VI
So. Quebec     11 14   3 days  
1962-Mar-27 1:37
/V
Niagara Falls 43.1 79.1 6 21 21 0 hrs.!  
1963-Oct-30  
/VI
Peabody, NY     -2 -2   11 hrs.  
1964-Mar-29 4:15
/V
Massena, NY 44.9 74.9 2 14 15 41 hrs. 1 day after Alaska 8.5M
1964-Nov-17 12:08
/V
Westchester Co. NY 41.2 73.7 -1 -1   30 hrs.  
1966-Jan-01 8:24
4.7/VI
Attica/Varysburg 42.8 78.2 -5 -6 9 28 hrs.  
1967-Jun-13 14:09
4.4/VI
Attica/Alabama, NY 42.9 78.2 -10 -8 5 51 hrs.  
1967-Nov-22 17:10
/V
Westchester Co. NY 41.0 73.7 5 20 20 4 hrs.  
1971-May-23  
3.9/V
Blue Mtn. Lake, NY       2 -1 3 days  
1971-Jun-10  
3.6/IV
Blue Mtn. Lake, NY       3 -2 5 days  
1971-Jul-10  
3.7/V
Blue Mtn. Lake, NY     2 -2   4 days  
1972-Feb-15  
 
New York       -2 0e 2 days  
1973-Jun-15  
5.2/VI
W. Maine     0e 14 14 9 hrs.  
1974-Jun-07 14:46
3.8/VI
Wappingers Falls 41.6 73.9 0e 11 14 3 days  
1975-Jun-09 13:39
4.2/VI
Beekmantown, NY 44.9 73.6   -5 0 5 days  
1975-Nov-03  
4.0/V
Adirondacks, NY       1 0e 30 hrs.  
1976-Oct-23  
4.2/IV
So. Quebec       0 0e 8 hrs.  
1979-Aug-19  
5.1/VI
Charlevoix, Quebec     11 11 e -3 16 hrs.  
1982-Jan-09  
5.9/VII
Miramachi, NB, Can.     0e 1   32 hrs.  
1982-Jan-18  
4.8/VI
Laconia, NH     9e 10   32 hrs.  
1983-Feb-26 15:00
3.0/VI
Lagrangeville, NY 41.6 73.7 -1 0 16 32 hrs.  
1983-Oct-07 5:19
5.3/VI
Blue Mtn. Lake, NY 43.9 74.2 16 2 1 44 hrs.  
1985-Oct-19 5:08
4.0/VI
Newburgh, N.Y. 41.0 73.8   5 5 20 hrs.  
1985-Oct-21 5:37
3.5/V
Connecticut/ N.Y. 41.1 73.7   7 7 20 hrs.  
1996-Mar-14 5:42
4.5/VI
East of Ottawa 46.0 74.4 9 6 -6 3 days.  
1997-Jul-31 2:15
3.0/V
Watertown, NY 43.7 75.4 12 11   40 hrs.  
1997-Oct-13 18:07
3.0/V
Canton, NY 44.4 75.0 -2 -1   25 hrs.  
1997-Oct-28 6:44
4.7/VI
Chicoutimi, Quebec 47.7 69.9 13 14 -1 25 hrs.  
1997-Nov-05 21:34
5.0/VI
SW Quebec City 46.7 71.4 -9 -7 6 47 hrs. One death. Felt NE N.Y.
Bold type indicates a "Seismic Window" of increased, potential for earthquakes.
Underlined items for quakes within perigean spring tides with Sychroneity less than 37 hrs.
Mg = Magnitude
Int = Mercalli Intensity
Lat = North Latitude
Lon = West Longitude
e = Eclipse (et = Total Eclipse)
FM = Date of Full Moon in relation to Quake
Per = Perigee = Date of Perigee in relation to Quake
NM = Date of New Moon in relation to Quake
Sync = Synchroneity is time difference between Syzygy (new or full stage of the Moon) and Perigee (On same day, only 2 to 5 times per year)
Jim Berkland, Geologist, Dec 15, 1997
Good Article about New York City and Earthquake Preparedness


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