Residents of New York and New Jersey awoke in the middle of the night to a minor earthquake that according to a U.S. Geological Study, was centered a little over 10 miles from NYC at its nearest point in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
Though most New Yorkers likely slept sound last night, NBC New York explained that its relative distance to Midtown, Manhattan could have awoken some New Yorkers when it occurred.
The earthquake rumbled grounds at a depth of 10.3km (which is classified as a shallow-focus earthquake) and a 2.2 magnitude. To put that in perspective, the largest earthquake to ever hit New York was in 1944 with a 5.9 magnitude. This caused severe damages to Massena, NY and Cornwall, Ontario and could even be felt from central Michigan, reported The Northeast States Emergency Consortium.
Luckily, no damages for last night’s quake have been reported. However, many residents took to Twitter this morning to discuss their experience:
To see an official overview about the quake, you can view it here.