Magnitude-4.4 quake hits Delaware

USGS reports 4.4 magnitude earthquake centered in Delaware

A magnitude 4.1 natural disaster has struck the US in a rare seismological occurrence for the northeast, the US Geological Survey said.

A strong quake of magnitude 6.0 struck southeastern Iran near the city of Kerman on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It had a depth of about 7 kilometers (4.3 miles).

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) published a map showing the quake which was felt in Virginia, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut and NY.

A 4.4 magnitude quake is considered minor and usually causes minimal damage, if any.

There's no word on whether there was any injuries or damage. Tweets move faster than seismic waves.

Thursday's quake was felt as far north as NYC and as far south as the D.C. area.

"Interesting geological news coming from our neighbors in Dover, Delaware". "It lasted for approximately four seconds". "It was not a sonic boom-type shaking".

"These are tremors that happen more frequently in places like California", Bellini said.

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Initial reports stated the natural disaster was a 5.1 magnitude, but has since been downgraded to a 4.4. This caused buildings to sway across the region and millions of dollars in damage.

John Bellini, a geophysicist USGS's quake information centre in Colorado, said any damage would be limited.

"Aftershocks are a possibility with this quake", said Caruso.

According to Delaware Emergency Management Agency, there are no reports of damages and injuries.

Others commented that they had not felt a thing. "It was actually pretty scary and pretty surprising".

Sgt. Rene Carberry, a spokeswoman at Dover Air Force Base, said people on the military installation felt it; some went outside to see if something had fallen down. She said there were no signs of damage at the base nor would there be any change in its operation.

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