Natural disaster in DE felt in NYC

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake at the Mid Atlantic Ridge on Thursday Nov. 30 2017

The quake struck at 4:47 p.m. He said his office is reaching out to the National Weather Service and U.S. Geological Survey to find out more information.

Locally, residents from Society Hill in Lower Saucon Township to First Avenue and Spruce Street in Hellertown to Stanley Avenue in Fountain Hill were quick to post on social media that they felt what seemed to be an natural disaster.

On Twitter, the hashtag #earthquake was trending.

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.

"That is a pretty small quake", a USGS spokeswoman said by telephone.

Emergency management officials received a lot of calls in the aftermath of the tremors, Pagliughi said.

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

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FOX 5 viewers have reported feeling the natural disaster in the District, Maryland, including Prince George's County and Montgomery County, and in Virginia, including Prince William County and Fairfax County. "They aren't severe but, yes, they are earthquakes".

Paul Caruso is a geophysicist with the USGS's natural disaster information center in Colorado.

"It felt like I was going up and down and the building was going up and down", he said.

DE 105.9's Rob Petree hit the streets of Dover for reaction from residents on what they experienced during the quake, which one man said was deafening.

The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.3, was centred 58km northeast of Kerman, which has a population of more than 821,000.

In Baltimore, the jolt was strong enough to send some people streaming out of buildings and into the streets.



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