An earthquake shook the New York City space Friday with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8, officers stated.

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NEW YORK (AP) — An earthquake shook the densely populated New York City metropolitan space Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey stated, with residents reporting they felt rumbling throughout the Northeast.

The company reported a quake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.7, centered close to Lebanon, New Jersey, or about 45 miles west of New York City and 50 miles north of Philadelphia.

The Fire Department of New York stated there have been no preliminary reviews of harm. New York Mayor Eric Adams had been briefed on the quake, his spokesperson Fabien Levy stated, including, “While we do not need any reviews of main impacts at the moment, we’re nonetheless assessing the affect.”

In midtown Manhattan, the standard cacophony of visitors grew louder as motorists blared their horns on momentarily shuddering streets. Some Brooklyn residents heard a booming sound and their constructing shaking. In an house home in Manhattan’s East Village, a resident from extra earthquake-prone California calmed nervous neighbors.

People in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Connecticut and different areas of the East Coast unaccustomed to earthquakes additionally reported feeling the bottom shake.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul posted on X that the quake was felt all through the state. “My staff is assessing impacts and any harm that will have occurred, and we’ll replace the general public all through the day,” Hochul stated.

The shaking stirred reminiscences of the Aug. 23, 2011, earthquake that jolted tens of tens of millions of individuals from Georgia to Canada. Registering magnitude 5.8, it was the strongest quake to hit the East Coast since World War II. The epicenter was in Virginia.

That earthquake left cracks within the Washington Monument, spurred the evacuation of the White House and Capitol and rattled New Yorkers three weeks earlier than the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror assaults.


Associated Press journalists across the nation contributed to this report.

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