4.8-Magnitude Earthquake Hits US East Coast

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Published on April 5, 2024 - Duration: 01:30s

4.8-Magnitude Earthquake Hits US East Coast

4.8-Magnitude Earthquake , Hits US East Coast.

NBC reports that the East Coast of the United States was struck by an earthquake on April 5 which was felt from Maryland to Maine.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake struck just before 10:30 a.m.

Local time and was measured at a 4.8-magnitude.

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There were no initial reports of any major damage.

According to New York Governor Kathy Hochul, the quake could be felt across the state.

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My team is assessing impacts and any damage that may have occurred, and we will update the public throughout the day, Kathy Hochul, New York Governor, via NBC.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said that the state's emergency operations center had been activated.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said that the state's emergency operations center had been activated.

As a result of the quake, the Port Authority Transit Corp.

Suspended service between Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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Crews will inspect the integrity of the line out of an abundance of caution.

Once inspection is complete, service will resume.

No timeframe.

Updates to follow, Port Authority Transit Corp.

Statement, via X.

Meanwhile, New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority said service would not be impacted by the quake, and teams would be inspecting train lines for damage.

NBC reports that earthquakes are a rare occurrence in the Northeast, however in February of 2023, Buffalo, New York, was struck by a 3.8-magnitude quake


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Atlantic coastal region of the United States

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Governor of New Jersey since 2018





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