4.4-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Dover, Del. – Felt Along East Coast

November 30, 2017 Updated: December 1, 2017

An earthquake was felt along the East Coast of the United States, including in the New York City area, on Thursday afternoon.

The U.S. Geological Survey says that a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Dover, Delaware, at around 4:47 p.m. local time. It had a depth of about 4.3 miles.

There’s so far been no word on whether there were injuries or if there was damage caused.

But according to ABC7 in New York, people felt it around the New York metropolitan area, while CBS Baltimore reported that people felt it around “Baltimore, Jessup, Pasadena, Federal Hill, and other locations in Maryland.”

The USGS downgraded the quake from a 5.1 to a 4.4 on the Richter scale.

On Twitter, the hashtag #earthquake was trending. Hundreds of people said they felt it.


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