Scientists: 'Micro earthquake' in Hudson Highlands

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GARRISON, N.Y. - Scientists say New York's Hudson Highlands experienced a 'micro earthquake' on Saturday.

It was recorded at 10:46 a.m. in a heavily wooded area of Garrison in Putnam County, about 3 miles beneath the Appalachian Trail.

The Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network says the 2.5-magnitude earthquake was a few miles north of Peekskill in Westchester County.

Seismologist Leonardo Seeber told the Journal News it wasn't along any known fault lines.

The paper says residents in the Lower Hudson Valley didn't hear or feel anything but those near the epicenter were startled into the streets.

The U.S. Geological Survey listed the event as a category 5 earthquake. It typically causes light shaking and no damage. The weakest category is 1; the strongest is 10-plus.

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