A 3.8-magnitude earthquake struck the Buffalo, New York, area early Monday morning, the region's strongest seismic event in 40 years.

The quake hit 1.24 miles east-northeast of West Seneca, New York, at around 6:15 a.m. ET, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, the Buffalo office of the National Weather Service said.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said he spoke with the Erie County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Deputy Commissioner Gregory J. Butcher, who said a "confirmed quake was felt as far north as Niagara Falls and south to Orchard Park."

"It felt like a car hit my house in Buffalo. I jumped out of bed," Poloncarz said.

The earthquake comes as the area continues to recover from the historic winter storm that left 39 people dead in Erie County and the city of Buffalo buried under nearly 52 inches of snow in December.

A far more powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck southeastern Turkey on Monday and was followed hours later by a 7.5-magnitude quake that collapsed thousands of buildings and left more than 2,100 people dead in the country and neighboring Syria.

While the proximity of the quakes may sound alarms, a seismologist at the National Earthquake Information Center, Yaareb Altaweel, told NBC News that the Buffalo earthquake was "very normal."

"There was one, a 2.6 in March 2022. There was another 2 in 2020. These keep happening in this region at low magnitude," he said.

Gov. Kathy Hochul said her office was monitoring for any reports of damage, and the West Seneca Police Department took to Twitter Monday morning to quell any lingering concerns.

"Just your usual Buffalo morning earthquake," said the tweet."Back to bed."