A rare earthquake, measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale, shook the East Coast and was felt all the way from Washington DC to New York City. Here’s are the details, and New Yorkers reactions to the quake.
Last Thursday an earthquake shook the Northeast coast. News outlets reported the tremor was between 4.1 and 5.1 in magnitude, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed the quake’s epicenter near Dover, Delaware.
Just in from @NotifyNYC The United States Geological Survey reports that a 4.4 magnitude earthquake has occurred near Dover, Delaware. The earthquake has reportedly been felt in the New York City area, but there are no reports of injuries or damage in New York City at this time.
— New York City Alerts (@NYCityAlerts) November 30, 2017
It’s little-known fact than NYC actually sits on three fault lines. Though they are considered inactive, those with a long memory might remember the 2.1 magnitude quake, centering in LIC, that hit in 2001. So who knows when and where the next shake may hit.
There was reportedly no damage here in the city with this quake, and the shaking only lasted around a minute.
Maybe it’s our chutzpah, or maybe living in New York has made us just to damned hard to impress. One thing is for sure, in times of crisis in New York City, New Yorkers band together …and post the wittiest content online. Here are some reactions from the quake:
…if you are anything like us you’re probably thinking, “what earthquake?” Yeah, you aren’t alone:
i did not feel the earthquake but am available for interviews
— aaron edwards (@aaronmedwards) November 30, 2017
Apparently there was an earthquake in New York. Didn’t feel a thing
— Mido (@King_Mido_) December 1, 2017
me, realizing there was just an earthquake and i didn’t feel it:
— Hayes Brown (@HayesBrown) November 30, 2017
In other parts of the city the quake was noticed immediately:
I’m not going crazy right there was just an earthquake or some shit
— Anthony LaPorta (@ant_laporta) November 30, 2017
That earthquake just scared me ?
— Dessy (@Destiny_Shaee) November 30, 2017
Surveillance footage caught this in NJ:
Earthquake video: Surveillance camera in Belleville, New Jersey, captured quake as it happened https://t.co/4cc6YUEk70 pic.twitter.com/T4acauZwA6
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) November 30, 2017
Not everyone was convinced that there even WAS a quake:
Made fun of my wife when she came into my office and asked me if the house just moved. Sure enough, Earthquake. Sorry babe lol.
— Darin Zoccali (@atTheTrack7) November 30, 2017
Many looked to social networks for confirmation:
Thrilled to know that I can always rely on other Twitter users to confirm my suspicion that was an #earthquake. #newyork
— Harold Eric (@theHaroldEric) November 30, 2017
Didn’t know there was an earthquake until I logged onto twitter. Where would I be without social media?
— Christina Duffy (@ChristinaPuffy) November 30, 2017
One person was injured… eh… kind of:
I believe I am the only person injured by the earthquake. My cat was laying on me and the couch shook a little bit. She got scared and bit me.
— Aaron W. Gordon (@A_W_Gordon) November 30, 2017
Being a neighborly bunch we were clearly worried about our fellow man… ‘s alcohol
?we had an earthquake, is everyone’s wine ok? ???? #earthquake #wine #winetime #winenot #boomboom
— Amanda? & Christina? (@itssenoritatime) November 30, 2017
And apparently, the ground wasn’t the only thing that moved:
Just felt a mini earthquake in Brooklyn. Either that or im incontinent and never knew.
— Kevin Flood (@FLOOKLYN) November 30, 2017
In total, the city’s reaction could be best summed up like this:
Where was I during this mysterious ass #earthquake pic.twitter.com/iQ3ANYH3xP
— Shavar. (@Shavarsmn) November 30, 2017
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