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Earthquake rattles New York City as residents report tremors

A seismic event shook the densely populated New York City metropolitan area on Friday, prompting reports of rumbling sensations across the Northeast, according to the U.S. Geological Survey....ALSO PROCEED READING THE ARTICLE FROM THE SOURCE

The agency reported a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 for the earthquake, which was centred near Lebanon, New Jersey, approximately 45 miles west of New York City and 50 miles north of Philadelphia.

Despite the significant tremors, the Fire Department of New York stated that there were no initial reports of damage.

New York Mayor Eric Adams received a briefing on the earthquake, with his spokesperson, Fabien Levy, remarking, “While we do not have any reports of major impacts at this time, we’re still assessing the impact.”

Residents in various areas reported feeling the ground shake, with some describing booming sounds and buildings shaking.

The quake was felt beyond New York City, with people in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Connecticut, and other East Coast areas unaccustomed to seismic activity also reporting tremors.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul confirmed that the earthquake was felt throughout the state and stated that her team is assessing any impacts and damages, with updates expected throughout the day.

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