BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Western New Yorkers are reacting Friday, after feeling the shake from an earthquake 379 miles away. Residents of the area contacted News 4 by phone, email and on social media.
Jeanine Doyle wrote in saying, "Felt the tremor in Youngstown. Lasted about 10 seconds." Maria Pittman commented saying she felt the shake in the southern tier.
Amy Wallace of Kenmore says the shake caught her off guard. "I was sitting in bed on my computer, and all of the sudden my bed was swaying back and forth. At first I thought it was my cat, we have kind of a fat cat, but it just kept swaying and kept swaying. You sit there and think 'Is this an earthquake? No, I'm crazy' and then the windows rattled a little bit, I mean nothing broke and nothing fell. I called my husband saying 'Oh my God, I think we had an earthquake.'"
North Tonawanda resident Amy Gerbasi said, "I heard my dog whimpering, my cat was acting weird and I started to feel a little bit light headed and shaky. About three minutes later my house shook and the wine glasses started to clink together and the shaking probably lasted 10-15 seconds and then it was over."
There is another Lake Effect Snow Warning in effect for Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties from Thursday through early Friday.
Lake Effect Snow Warnings return today with the chance for an additional foot for some areas.
A 26-year-old male employee of Ying's Wings and Things told police that Haibo Jiang, also known as Jimmy Ying, choked him until he passed out.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office says a tractor trailer crashed on Route 39, in the Town of Eagle.
State Education Commissioner John King is on his way to Buffalo. He is coming for a forum on the Common Core curriculum, downtown Thursday.