Magnitude 4.8 Earthquake Hits New York City and Beyond

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A magnitude 4.8 earthquake rocked buildings all over the New York City region… shortly after 10:20 a.m. Friday morning…according to the United States Geological Survey.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located in Lebanon, New Jersey, roughly 50 miles west of Manhattan, according to the U.S.G.S. Cities from Boston to Philadelphia apparently felt the trembling.

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While sirens could be heard around the city, the New York Police Department stated that it did not currently have any reports of damage.

According to Fabien Levy, the mayor’s spokesperson, Eric Adams was informed about the earthquake in a social media post.

“While we do not have any reports of major impacts at this time, we’re still assessing the impact,” Mr. Levy wrote.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul said the quake was “felt throughout” the state, with the United States Geological Survey estimating 42 million people may have experienced it.

Ms Hochul added: “My team is assessing impacts and any damage that may have occurred, and we will update the public throughout the day.”

Airlines flying into New York could expect delays of up to 45 minutes, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said.

The agency added air traffic facilities in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Baltimore may be affected because of the incident, adding operations were “resuming as quickly as possible”.

New Jersey Transit Rail alerted passengers there would be delays of up to 20 minutes as inspections of a bridge took place.

Residents reported the tremor in the city including prominent US astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson who said it “lasted 20 seconds” posting on X.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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Michelle Watson is a national news editor for usnewsdaily national newsgathering team. Prior to joining the desk, Michelle worked to vet and research stories for the Row, usnewsdaily editorial judgement body.Since joining usnewsdaily in 2017, Michelle has played a role in a number major stories for usnewsdaily including the network’s coverage of the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Irma after it made landfall and the tragic shooting deaths of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. She also worked with usnewsdaily political team fact checking the 2020 presidential election.Michelle holds a degree from Louisiana State University in Mass Communication with a minor in history.
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