EARTHQUAKE SHAKES PARTS OF 5 NORTHEASTERN STATES By ROBERT D. McFADDEN Published: October 20, 1985 A predawn earthquake centered just north of New York City shook parts of five states and southern Canada yesterday, rattling homes and furniture and rousing thousands of people from sleep with shocks and prolonged rumbling. No injuries or major damage were reported in what experts said was a relatively minor, 30-second seismic event with a lesser foreshock. http://www.nytimes.com/1985/10/20/nyregion/earthquake-shakes-parts-of-5-northeastern-states.html?pagewanted=all Hurricane Gloria September 27, 1985 The weight of the water from the storm surge and rain on the land. Earthquakes can be induced by dams. Globally, there are over 100 identified cases of earthquakes that scientists believe were triggered by reservoirs (see Gupta 2002). The most serious case may be the 7.9-magnitude Sichuan earthquake in May 2008, which killed an estimated 80,000 people and has been linked to the construction of the Zipingpu Dam https://www.internationalrivers.org/earthquakes-triggered-by-dams Its always been my theory that hurricane Gloria triggered the northeast earthquake, I was real young but I said the weight of the water from the storm triggered something to give and caused the quake.