A 4.1-magnitude earthquake occurred in eastern Delaware on Thursday. The epicenter of the quake was along the Delaware Bay, about 6 miles northeast of Dover, and it started at 4:47 p.m., the United States Geological Survey reported.
There rare East Coast earthquake hasn’t resulted in any damage or injuries, but tremors could be felt as far west as Washington D.C. and as far north as New York City and Philadelphia. See the map above for areas where the earthquake was felt and check below to see the shake map.
Reports from people surfaced on social media showing the impact of the quake.
USGS data shows there have only ever been three earthquakes of a 4.0 magnitude or higher between D.C. and New York since 1950. The earthquakes 4.1-magnitude size ties the record for largest in Delaware history, meteorologist Brad Panovich reported.
The last notable earthquake in the area was in 2011. That earthquake had a 5.8 magnitude and had its epicenter in Virginia.