Quake in DE felt in NYC

Kristopher Drake
December 1, 2017

An 4.4-magnitude natural disaster centered near Dover, Delaware but could be felt for hundreds of miles along the East Coast.

It was centered 3 miles (4.8 km) from Little Creek, Delaware, and was felt in Philadelphia in the neighboring state of Pennsylvania, some 57 miles (91 km) from the epicenter.

The quake was first reported with a magnitude of 4.4 and eventually downgraded to a 4.1, which could be felt throughout the capital of DE with reported tremors in Baltimore, Philadelphia and even as far as NY.

The 6.0 quake was quickly followed by a 5.0 aftershock slightly closer to Kerman, at the same depth.

There have been no reports of injuries or damage thus far. Workers at the statehouse in Dover streamed into the streets after the quake to see what happened. "Anyone sustaining serious damage of an emergency nature to a building or home should call their local 911 center to report it".

A look at the epicenter of Thursday's natural disaster in Delaware.


The preliminary magnitude-4.4 quake struck at 4:45 p.m. Thursday.

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

Sgt. Rene Carberry, a spokeswoman at Dover Air Force Base, said people on the military installation felt the tremor; some went outside to see if something had fallen down. She said there were no signs of damage at the base nor would there be any change in its operation.

This 4.4 was the most powerful natural disaster in the last six months.

"What we felt was kinda just a rumble, and I didn't quite know what to make of it and it was loud as well".

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