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Small earthquake shakes state

February 03, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Authorities say a small earthquake struck the central part of the state, rattling windows and alarming residents.

Won-Young Kim, a seismologist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, N.Y., says a quake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.0 was recorded at 10:34 p.m. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Kim says small earthquakes are not unusual in that area.

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