Gilboa Dam Break

August 28, 2011 by staff 

Gilboa Dam BreakGilboa Dam Break, Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, said there was a 2.9 magnitude earthquake Saturday afternoon west-southwest of Altamont, NY Altamont is a village located in the town of Guilderland, Albany County.

“Although it was a mild earthquake, an abundance of caution, I have ordered immediate inspection of the surrounding infrastructure, including an inspection of the dam NYPA Blenheim-Gilboa, Schoharie County,” said Cuomo.

Saturday’s earthquake comes less than a week after magnitude 5.8 earthquakes shook the East Coast. Tuesday’s quake was felt from Georgia to Canada and was the strongest earthquake to strike the east coast since the Second World War.

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