4.4 magnitude DE natural disaster shakes Philly, South Jersey region


Three earthquakes hit eastern Iran in quick succession early Friday, the first a fairly strong magnitude 6.0 tremor that struck at a shallow depth close to the populous city of Kerman, the US Geological Survey said.

The USGS initially reported the natural disaster as a 4.4 magnitude.

A magnitude 4.1 natural disaster hit DE on Thursday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS Geophysicist Rafael Abreu said the natural disaster could be felt as far at 275 miles from the epicenter.

There have been no reports of damage or casualties, and it appears most of the shaking was relatively minor.

NEIC geophysicist John Bellini, located at the office in Golden Colo., said the quake originated six miles east/northeast of Dover, Del.

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The Maryland Emergency Management Agency has no reports of damages in the state.

The quake jolted downtown Dover, sending lawmakers and workers in the statehouse outdoors to see what happened.

Readers may recall the 2011 natural disaster that had an epicenter 38 miles northwest of Richmond.

Hundreds of people said they felt it. There have been 76 in the Northeastern U.S. and Southeastern Canada since June 1, though majority were under a magnitude of 2, so were basically unnoticeable by humans.

We have a small favor to ask of you. The impact of that quake included damage to the Washington Monument and National Cathedral in Washington, both of which are still undergoing repairs.