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International News: Magnitude 4.8 earthquake strikes New York, New Jersey

Posted: Friday, April 5, 2024. 9:08 am CST.

By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: Just after 10 this morning, a 4.8 Earthquake shook New York City and the surrounding areas.

According to reports, the tremor was felt around 10:20 am.

The quake was centered near Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, 40 miles west of New York City, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

There are several reports of buildings shaking and rattling in the areas.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Adams have been briefed on the quake.

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

The New York Fire Department says that there are no initial reports of damage.  

 

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