Quake in DE felt in NYC

01 December, 2017, 06:20 | Author: Brian Mcdaniel
  • A 4.1 magnitude earthquake struck Dover Delaware Thursday afternoon according to the USGS

The quake, near Dover Air Force Base, hit at 4:47 p.m. Thursday and was initially reported as a 5.1 magnitude quake according to the United States Geological Survey.

The natural disaster previous registered as a magnitude 4.4.

Long Island - and New York City - residents on Thursday felt 4.1 quake that shook DE, the U.S. Geological Service said.

The quake was given a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 before being downgraded to 4.4 magnitude.

The track, known for its Miles the Monster mascot and its reputation as one of NASCAR's toughest venues, responded to the natural disaster with trademark bravado in a tweet.

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

Magnitude 6.0 earthquakes are considered strong and can cause severe damage, especially in densely populated areas.

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The natural disaster also grazed through parts of Maryland.

The station also writes that Paul Caruso, a geophysicist with the USGS, says there is potential for aftershocks.

"I was talking with the other seismologists and we said, 'Wow, we don't ever remember a quake in DE", he said. However, in DE, the quake jolted downtown Dover, sending lawmakers and workers in the statehouse outdoors to see what happened.

And did you hear about the quake over the internet before you actually felt the natural disaster? "I stepped outside and spoke to some co-workers who weren't really sure what was going on either", Jenne explained.

The tremors were felt in Atlantic City, where Gino Martinelli, 67, said his house seemed to turn to rubber for about four seconds.

The most destructive recent quake hit Iran on November 12, next to the border with Iraq.

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