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The blue dot indicates the location of the earthquake at the Adams Center, south of Watertown. (Screenshot from the USGS website)

People in the Tri-Lakes region reported feeling an earthquake shook the west of the country at 2:10 p.m. on Sunday.

The quake had a magnitude of 3.6 on the Richter scale and sounded about 1 km west-northwest of the Adams Center south of Watertown, according to the US Geological Survey, the federal government’s official source for the earthquake study. The Watertown Daily Times reported that the Android Earthquake Alert System reported an intensity of 4.7.

in nearby Watertown, “The houses shook for several seconds and it sounded like an explosion,” According to the Times.

Tri-Lakes area residents have reported on social media feeling the shaking, hearing dishes clanging together, seeing dust falling from ceiling tiles and watching their cats run amok. “Nuts”. People said they felt or saw signs of the earthquake in Saranac Lake, Lake Placid, Gabriels, Upper St. Regis Lake and Lawn Lake.

There are no reports yet of damage.

If you think you felt this earthquake and would like to contribute your feedback, email Enterprise Correspondent Lauren Yates at [email protected].

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