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4.1 magnitude quake rocks East Coast

01 December, 2017, 05:38 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Magnitude 4.1 quake strikes Delaware USGS

- A 4.1-magnitude quake has struck in Delaware Bay on Thursday, according to the United States Geological Survey.

BREAKING: @USGS revises DE natural disaster again down to 4.1 Magnitude. The magnitude falls under the category of "light" on the Richter scale, with noticeable shaking but zero to minimal damage.

"There are no reports of damage or injuries at this time", said Delaware Emergency Management Agency in a release. Workers at the statehouse in Dover streamed into the streets after the quake to see what happened.

A USGS map shows where the November 30 quake was felt throughout southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and beyond.

The USGS initially reported the quake as a 4.4, then a 5.1, before dropping back to a 4,4, and now at 4.1 magnitude.




Hundreds of people said they felt it.

Husam Albarmawi, a 30-year-old graduate student at the University of Maryland, rushed out of an apartment tower with his wife when they felt two separate jolts about 20 seconds apart in their 23rd-story apartment.

We have a small favor to ask of you. "It was actually pretty scary and pretty surprising". Officers were sent to check the homes, she said.

Many social media users also confirmed feeling the temblor and #earthquake had quickly risen to the top of trending topics on Twitter with more than 11,000 tweets mentioning the hashtag.

That quake, which occurred on August 23, forced the shutdown of the Washington Monument due to damage.

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