Local Date and Time:
September 5, 1944 at 12:38:45 am Eastern time
UT Date and Time:
1944-09-05 04:38:45 UT
(Modified Mercalli scale
Although this earthquake was only of magnitude 5.8, it caused considerable damage
in both Cornwall and Massena, New York. About 2,000 chimneys were damaged in Cornwall.
Considerable damage was caused at the Collegiate and Vocational School. The falling masonry broke through
the roof of the adjacent gymnasium.
Damage to a residential building.
Damage to a two-storey residence.
Bent, A.L., 1996. Source parameters of the damaging Cornwall-Massena earthquake of 1944 from regional waveforms. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, V. 86, 489-497.