Shockwaves from DE quake felt in Lehigh Valley

Shockwaves from DE quake felt in Lehigh Valley

The U.S. Geological Survey initially reported that the quake registered a 5.1 magnitude, before revising it down to 4.4 and later 4.1.

According to the Delaware Geological Survey's website, the most recent data available stated Delaware's strongest natural disaster weighed in at a magnitude 4.1 on October 9, 1971, originating near Wilmington.

There have been no reports of damage in the aftermath of the quake at this time.

A 4.4 magnitude quake hit DE, and aftershocks could be felt as far as NY. Keep checking abc7NY for the latest on this developing story.

Long Island - and New York City - residents on Thursday felt 4.1 natural disaster that shook DE, the U.S. Geological Service said.

Reports of shaking from the natural disaster were reported in New York City and Long Island and as far north as Kingston in New York State.

Since 1950, there have been nine earthquakes in the mid-Atlantic region as strong as or stronger than what was felt Thursday. It was hard to immediately predict if there would be aftershocks, she said.

The quake jolted downtown Dover, sending lawmakers and workers in the statehouse outdoors to see what happened.

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

"I felt the whole house nearly like waving", he said.

Hundreds of people said they felt it.

She said there were no signs of damage at the base, and no change was expected in its operations.

If you did, tell us where you were when you did, and how it felt. "It was actually pretty scary and pretty surprising". Most recently, a magnitude 5.8 quake shook central Virginia on August 23, 2011.

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