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4.4-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Dover, Del. - Felt Along East Coast

01 December 2017, 06:22 | Simon Arnold

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A magnitude 4.1 natural disaster struck 6.2 miles east northeast of Dover, Delaware on Thursday and was felt throughout the mid-Atlantic, the U.S. Geological Survey says.

The quake previous registered as a magnitude 4.4.

The natural disaster, which was really a tremor, was originally reported as a 4.4 magnitude quake but was quickly downgraded to 4.1.


The University of Tehran's seismology center gave slightly different figures, announcing an quake of 6.1, followed by aftershocks of 5.1 and 4.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

The track, known for its Miles the Monster mascot and its reputation as one of NASCAR's toughest venues, responded to the natural disaster with trademark bravado in a tweet. He said the quake was widely felt around the Mid-Atlantic region. That natural disaster caused major government facilities to evacuate, and also caused damage to the Washington Monument. However, in DE, the quake jolted downtown Dover, sending lawmakers and workers in the statehouse outdoors to see what happened.


Others commented that they had not felt a thing. "Usually the largest aftershocks we see in a series is about 1 magnitude smaller than the main quake".

Sgt. Rene Carberry, a spokeswoman at Dover Air Force Base, said people on the military installation felt the tremor; some went outside to see if something had fallen down.

"I turned around and one of my co-workers was coming down the hall with the big-eyes look", he said.


This 4.4 was the most powerful quake in the last six months.



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