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Magnitude 4.7 earthquake hits New York City area, USGS says

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A 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck the New York City area on April 5 morning, in keeping with the U.S. Geological Survey. Photo: earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us7000ma74/map

A 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck the New York City area on April 5 morning, in keeping with the U.S. Geological Survey, shaking buildings and shocking residents in an space that hardly ever experiences notable seismic exercise.

The quake’s epicenter was close to Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, the USGS mentioned. No injury was instantly reported.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre initially measured the quake at 5.5 magnitude on the Richter scale.

The earthquake was felt throughout the area, together with in New York City, New Jersey, northern Pennsylvania and western Connecticut, in keeping with Reuters journalists and social media.

Charita Walcott, a 38-year-old resident within the Bronx borough of New York, mentioned the quake felt “like a violent rumble that lasted about 30 seconds or so.”

“It was kind of like being in a drum circle, that vibration,” she mentioned. (Reporting by Devika Nair in Bengaluru and Joseph Ax in Princeton, N.J.; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Bill Berkrot)

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