a magnitude 4.8 earthquake hits New York and its area | EUROtoday

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NOTNew York shook barely this Friday, April 5. An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale hit the rapid neighborhood of New York at 10:23 a.m. regionally, frivolously shaking neighborhoods within the megalopolis similar to Manhattan and Brooklyn.

According to the American Geophysical Institute (USGC), the earthquake occurred in New Jersey, 7 kilometers northeast of Whitehouse station. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.7 km. No important injury or accidents have been reported to date, stories New York Mayor Eric Adams' spokesperson Fabien Levy on X.

“In the event of a response, get on the ground, protect your head and neck, under furniture, near a wall or a door threshold,” he nonetheless warned, a message reiterated by New York State Governor Kathy Hochul.

Air visitors was quickly disrupted within the northeast of the United States, notably on the airports of New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) and Baltimore (Maryland).

“I’m fine,” says the Empire State Building

The slight shaking, uncommon within the Big Apple, precipitated reactions on social networks. “I’m fine,” reassured, with humor, the account of the legendary Empire State Building skyscraper.

“Gleyber Torres continued batting practice even in the middle of an earthquake at Yankee Stadium! »wrote MLB Network, the American television channel dedicated to baseball.

“We survived the New York earthquake. We will rebuild,” jokes a consumer on X. His publication is accompanied by an overturned trash can.

The earthquake was additionally felt on the United Nations headquarters, in the course of a Security Council assembly on the humanitarian disaster in Gaza. The cameras filming the session started to shake. The consultant of the NGO Save the Children, Janti Soeripto, interrupted her speech describing the famine and the deaths. “Is it an earthquake? » she asked.

“Earthquakes are rare, but not impossible along the Atlantic coast, a region called by geologists “passive aggressive margin” to explain this space the place the Atlantic plate and that of North America meet,” in line with the USGS.