Earthquake occurs near Niagara County

(USGS photo)

SOMERSET, N.Y. (WIVB) — Another earthquake occurred this month, this time on Lake Ontario.

The 2.5 magnitude earthquake occurred around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday. It was just over six miles north of Somerset in Niagara County.

(USGS photo)

To put it in other perspectives, the earthquake epicenter was about 19 miles from Lockport, and 32 miles from Tonawanda.

It is not clear if the incident caused significant damage.

This past Friday, an earthquake occurred on Lake Erie. Learn more about that one here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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