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No damage reported after minor New York earthquake

A New York earthquake that struck New York City and surrounding states measured 3.9 but was still the largest earthquake to hit the region in almost twenty years.

A minor earthquake was reported off of eastern Long Island. Police say there are no reports of injuries or damage.

A geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey says the tremor happened about 80 miles off of Southampton at about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday.

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The location also is 122 miles east/southeast of New York City.

He said it was a magnitude 3.9, which is considered very minor, especially since it happened in the Atlantic Ocean.

Southampton Town Police Sgt. Andrew Ficurilli says the police station shook for a few seconds.

He said "two or three" calls came in from town residents wondering what had happened.

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