Magnitude 4.1 earthquake felt from New York City to Washington DC
UPDATE: A rare earthquake jolted the Mid-Atlantic region of the East Coast on Thursday evening, prompting some to flee offices and homes, but causing no serious damage or injuries.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the 4.1 magnitude quake struck just after 4:45 p.m. and was centered about 6 miles (10 kilometers) east-northeast of Dover, Delaware. People from as far away as Washington and New York City reported to the USGS that they felt the movement.
The coordinates of the quake put its center in the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, at a depth of about 5 miles (8.1 kilometers).
Paul Caruso, a geophysicist with the USGS’s earthquake information center in Colorado, said he didn’t expect any significant damage from the small quake, which he described as unusual.
“I was talking with the other seismologists and we said, ‘Wow, we don’t ever remember a quake in Delaware,” he said.
5:35pm UPDATE to earthquake in Delaware. The USGS downgraded the intensity to a Magnitude 4.1. Further updates could be issued. pic.twitter.com/moz2QVXwkW
— WBNG 12 News (@WBNG12News) November 30, 2017
An earthquake was detected in Delaware Bay not far from Dover Base Housing in Delaware today.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the earthquake registered a 5.1 magnitude.
Tremors said to have been felt from New York City to Washington DC.
This is a developing story.
This gives you a good sense of how rare a 5.0+ earthquake is on the east coast. pic.twitter.com/MAvwzmOv2c
— Seth Kaplan (@Seth_Kaplan) November 30, 2017
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A rare earthquake jolted the Mid-Atlantic region of the East Coast on Thursday evening, prompting some to flee offices and homes, but causing no serious damage or injuries.