Quake in DE felt in NYC

Quake in DE felt in NYC

While the quake might seem like a big deal to us east coasters because we don't often experience them, it is actually considered to be moderate in its magnitude.

On Twitter, the hashtag #earthquake was trending.

Speedway officials said there were no initial reports of damage on the track's grounds, but that a more comprehensive survey was planned once daylight returned Friday. "We have not received any reports of damage at this time".

Among the areas that reported shaking on Thursday included New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington DC. He said the quake was widely felt around the Mid-Atlantic region. "Usually the largest aftershocks we see in a series is about 1 magnitude smaller than the main natural disaster".

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Roland Balik, a spokesman for the 436th Airlift Wing at Dover Air Force Base, said he did not feel it but said people on base were talking about it.

"It felt like I was going up and down and the building was going up and down", he said. Carberry, who is from the West Coast, said she told co-workers, "I'm pretty sure this is an natural disaster".

The Associated Press writes that downtown Dover was in a flurry as lawmakers and workers in the statehouse went outside to see what happened.

Caruso said he didn't expect any significant damage, given the small size of the quake.

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