Quake shakes DE, tremors felt in Maryland

An earthquake was felt along the East Coast of the United States including in the New York City area on Thursday afternoon

A magnitude 4.1 quake centered near Dover, Delaware shook the East Coast on Thursday, and was felt all the way from NY to Washington, DC, according to the USGS.

According to the Delaware Geological Survey's website, the most recent data available stated Delaware's strongest quake weighed in at a magnitude 4.1 on October 9, 1971, originating near Wilmington.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) published a map showing the quake which was felt in Virginia, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut and NY.

An quake with a magnitude of up to 6.3 has hit eastern Iran near the city of Kerman, seismological centers report.

NEIC geophysicist John Bellini, located at the office in Golden Colo., said the quake originated six miles east/northeast of Dover, Del.




WUSA9 Meteorologist Howard Bernstein compared the DE quake to one DC felt in August 2011.

"When we felt it, we looked at each other like, 'Are we losing it?'" Albarmawi said as he and his wife ventured back to their apartment.

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

Carberry said there were no signs of damage at the base, and no change in operations was expected. Carberry, who is from the West Coast, said she told co-workers, "I'm pretty sure this is an natural disaster". A magnitude 5.8 quake (Mineral, VA 8/2011) is 50.118 times bigger than a magnitude 4.1 natural disaster, but it is 354.813 times stronger (energy release).

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