Earthquake Felt Along American East Coast, Felt in Several States
The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that there has been an earthquake along the East Coast, which was felt by some people in the New York City area.
The USGS said a magnitude 4.4 earthquake was reported 10 km east-northeast of Dover, Delaware, at 4:47 p.m. ET.
Here’s a map from the USGS showing the epicenter of the quake:
There were multiple reports of people feeling the ground shake in NYC:
— GM Kev (@GMKevv) November 30, 2017
Uh, presumably that wasn't an earthquake since this is NYC, but something just shook the apartment for about two seconds. Weird.
— Bo Bolander (@BBolander) November 30, 2017
The quake was also felt in New Jersey and Long Island:
Building shook in Whippany NJ
— Victor P Egidio (@victorEmc) November 30, 2017
Working at home in Hewlett, Long Island and my whole desk started shaking and things were swinging. I clocked the time in at 4:48 PM
— Marie Polifrone (@cvette66) November 30, 2017
New York City officials said that while some people felt the quake in the city, there have been no reports of damage or injuries.
There’s no word yet of any damage or injuries closer to the earthquake’s epicenter in Delaware.
The USGS initially upgraded the quake to a magnitude 5.1, but moved it back down to a 4.4.
This is a developing story.
Eyewitness News (abc7ny)
via Independent UK:
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 has struck off the coast of Delaware, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), with the tremors said to have been felt from New York City to Washington DC.
The earthquake was initially measured at 5.1 magnitude, before being revised down to 4.4 and then 4.1.
According to a map from the USGS, the quake, which had its epicentre in Delaware Bay, was felt in North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.
It is the strongest earthquake to hit the East Coast since 2011,
There have been no reports of damage or injuries so far.