Earthquake north of Cornwall

In this Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 diagram from Earthquake Track, a pin marks the epicenter of a magnitude 1.7 earthquake near Apple Hill, Ont. The USGS received no reports from the public about the tremblor. (Earthquake Track via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL/APPLE HILL – Chances are you probably didn’t feel it, but the earth did move north of the city Wednesday morning.

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a magnitude 1.7 earthquake about 22 kilometers northeast of Cornwall at 6:58 a.m. Wednesday.

According to its recording data, the USGS did not receive any reports from the public of the earthquake with an epicenter near Apple Hill.

The last time the region felt a sizable quake was in November 2015 when a quick jolt – a magnitude 3.3 – hit just after midnight in northern New York State.

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