A 4.8 magnitude earthquake shakes New York, Philadelphia and Washington | EUROtoday

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And magnitude 4.8 earthquake On the Richter scale, it has shaken New York and a strip of land about 500 kilometers lengthy that extends southwest from that metropolis to the US capital, Washington, passing by means of Philadelphia. The epicenter of the earthquake has been positioned within the city of Lebanonwithin the state of New Jersey, about an hour's drive (with little visitors) from downtown Manhattan.

For the second, the authorities of the three most affected states – New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania –They haven’t reported any private or materials harm., though it’s nonetheless too early to make a exact evaluation. Emergency and rescue providers are activated, and air, rail and highway visitors haven’t been affected.

According to geologists, the earthquake was low depth, however very superficial, so it was felt very clearly on the floor. The phenomenon has precipitated some shock, on condition that the area has little seismic exercise, though in 2015 an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 on the Richter scale hit Washington, inflicting harm to some buildings, together with the emblematic obelisk that’s in he Mallthe park within the heart of the town round which the White House, Capitol, and an enormous variety of ministerial departments and museums. Last Tuesday, one other earthquake, this time measuring 3.1, occurred in Washington, though nearly nobody felt it.

The earthquake additionally reached the assembly of the UN General Council on Gaza. “You are making the ground shake,” the Palestinian ambassador advised the director of Save The Children who intervened at that second.

In midtown Manhattan, many drivers they sounded their horns when feeling the tremor. Some Brooklyn residents heard a crash and felt their constructing rock. In a home within the East Village of Manhattan, a resident who’s initially from California — an space extra vulnerable to tremors — was attempting to calm his neighbors, AP reviews.

Earthquake alert on a phone

Earthquake alert on a cell phone. | AP

The governor of New York, Kathy Hochul, revealed in X that the earthquake was felt all through the state. “My team is evaluating the impacts and any damage that may have occurred, and we will update the public throughout the day,” Hochul mentioned.

As an preliminary precautionary measure, the Federal Aviation Authority has Temporarily suspended flights at airports Newark (New Jersey) and John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.

On social networks, residents of the realm They indicated having felt the tremor for just a few seconds, to such an extent the earthquake label is among the many developments of X.

The X account of the legendary Empire State Building skyscraper, as a joke, posted the next message: “I AM FINE” (I'm advantageous)

New York City has issued an alert message to all its residents, in case of aftershocks. “If you are inside, stay there! Get under from a desk or table or move into a hallway or against an interior wall. “Stay away from home windows, fireplaces, and heavy furnishings or home equipment,” says the statement from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), about the text sent in the alert message. “Aftershocks could also be felt (however) they will proceed together with your actions regular,” they added.

In the statement, the USGS gives other advice such as: in the case of being on the street, stay away from buildings and power linesas well as stopping if you are driving “however rigorously.”