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2.7-MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE RATTLES RURAL WNY VILLAGE

A micro earthquake rattled windows, walls and a few nerves in rural western New York.

"A bang and then my house shook -- an awful bang," Donald Jacobs, 69, said of Monday afternoon's 2.7-magnitude tremor northwest of this village.

Tremors were felt within a 10-mile radius but did not cause any reported damage or injuries. There were "just a lot of phone calls about houses shaking," a Livingston County emergency management official, Kevin Niedermaier, said.

The tremors apparently were not linked to the abandoned Akzo Nobel rock-salt mine that began collapsing in 1994.

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