The United States Geological Survey said it had a magnitude of 2.2, was centered near the border of Hastings-on-Hudson and Yonkers, about 18 miles north of midtown Manhattan, and was felt at around 1:53 a.m. Friday, May 19.
There have not been any reports of injuries or damage.
The USGS received a report of someone feeling the quake as far away as Northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, in the city of Danbury.
Earthquakes of 2.5 magnitude or less rank sixth on a six-level scale of quakes and are "usually not felt, but can be recorded by a seismograph," according to the Earthquake Magnitude Scale.
Earthquakes between 2.5 and 5.4 magnitude rank fifth highest and are characterized as being "often felt, but only causing minor damage."
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