4.4-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Dover, Del. – Felt Along East Coast
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.
— EMSC (@LastQuake) November 30, 2017
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.
Nice that we have Twitter so I can that confirm I didn't just have a stroke. #earthquake
— Lee Potts, OFS (@LeePottsPoet) November 30, 2017
When you come to Twitter to confirm that there was an #earthquake
— arielle (@ADatnoff) November 30, 2017
— Patty Bombs (@PatriickDoyle) November 30, 2017
— Adam Joseph (@6abcadamjoseph) November 30, 2017
— Mary Bubala (@MaryWJZ) November 30, 2017
— jesseka (@jesseka) November 30, 2017
Anyone else feel that? #Earthquake
— Mike Taylor (@ABC2Mike) November 30, 2017
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