4.1 magnitude natural disaster strikes DE and parts of Maryland

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Rumbles DC Area

Initially the U.S. Geological Survey reported the magnitude to of the quake as 5.1, before later revising it to a 4.4.

The United States Geological Survey said the epicenter was located near the coast of Delaware Bay, approximately 6 miles northeast of Dover.

Gary Laing, a spokesman for the Delaware Emergency Management Agency, said in an email 30 minutes after the quake there were no reports of damage. The largest recorded quake occurred in 1979 with a magnitude 3.3 in Dover. Keep checking abc7NY for the latest on this developing story.

The USGS initially reported the natural disaster as a 4.4, then a 5.1, before dropping back to a 4,4, and now at 4.1 magnitude.

But according to ABC7 in NY, people felt it around the NY metropolitan area, while CBS Baltimore reported that people felt it around "Baltimore, Jessup, Pasadena, Federal Hill and other locations in Maryland".




The quake also grazed through parts of Maryland. Carberry, who is from the West Coast, said she told co-workers, "I'm pretty sure this is an natural disaster". Most recently, a magnitude 5.8 quake shook central Virginia on August 23, 2011.

The station also writes that Paul Caruso, a geophysicist with the USGS, says there is potential for aftershocks.

The Associated Press writes that downtown Dover was in a flurry as lawmakers and workers in the statehouse went outside to see what happened.

"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". Officers were sent to check the homes, she said. It caused damage to public buildings, pipes and monuments, most notably the National Cathedral and the Washington Monument.

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