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BREAKING: 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks New York and New Jersey, BIGGEST One in 250 Years

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake rattled New York City and other areas around the East Coast on Friday morning.

The United States Geological Survey reported the earthquake had a 4.8 magnitude with an epicenter located at 30 miles west of Newark, New Jersey.

The 4.8 magnitude quake is the largest one in New Jersey in over 250 years.

Residents living as far as Boston and Philadephia were able to feel a ripple effect of the quake.

Per MSN:

A rare earthquake just outside New York City rattled the Tri-state area on Friday morning.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) estimated the quake had a magnitude of 4.8, with an epicenter about 30 miles west of Newark, New Jersey.

The estimated 4.8 magnitude earthquake would be the third-biggest in recorded New Jersey history, and the largest in nearly 250 years, according to a 2018 report on earthquake mitigation.

The quake was felt up and down the East Coast with reports of shaking from Philadelphia to Boston.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul said the state is “assessing impacts and any damage that may have occurred.”

Per ABC 7 New York:

Assessments are underway across New York City and the Tri-State area after an earthquake rocked the region Friday morning.

The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed a magnitude 4.8 earthquake occurred near Lebanon, New Jersey — the largest in the area since 1973.

New York City sustained no major impacts from the earthquake, though it was widely felt across the city, according to City Hall.

As a precaution Newark and JFK airports are both on ground stops while teams inspect runways for damage. New Jersey Transit said to expect delays in both directions due to bridge inspections.


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