Philadelphia Shaken by 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake

Philadelphia Shaken by 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake

Philadelphia Shaken by 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake

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Philadelphia Shaken by 4.8 Magnitude EarthquakePhiladelphia, PA—At approximately 10:23 AM, Residents of Philadelphia and surrounding areas were startled by a 4.8-magnitude earthquake. The epicenter was located 1 mile from Tewksbury, New Jersey, about 50 to 60 miles northeast of Philadelphia.

While earthquakes of this magnitude are relatively uncommon in the Northeast, residents throughout the region reported feeling tremors. There are currently no reports of significant damage or injuries. However, many individuals took to social media to express surprise and concern.

"I've never felt anything like that before," tweeted Philadelphia resident Sarah Miller. "My whole apartment was shaking."

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has confirmed the earthquake and continues monitoring the situation for potential aftershocks. Officials urge residents to stay informed and check for damage to their homes or businesses.

What to do in case of an earthquake:

The USGS recommends the following actions during an earthquake:

  • Drop, Cover, and Hold On: Drop to the floor, take cover under a sturdy object (like a desk or table), and hold on until the shaking stops.
  • Stay Indoors: If you are indoors, stay there until the shaking stops. Do not run outside as debris may be falling.
  • Move Away from Hazards: If you are outdoors, move to a clear area away from trees, buildings, power lines, or other potential hazards.

This is a developing story. Please stay tuned for updates.


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