4.1 magnitude natural disaster strikes DE and parts of Maryland

Laura Christensen
December 1, 2017

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 extremely rare tremor, which happened at around 4:47 p.m., was felt by some New Jerseyans while barely noticed by others.

It was followed up ten minutes later by a less powerful 5.0 aftershock in the same area, the survey said.

Carberry said there were no signs of damage at the base, and no change in operations was expected.

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Paul Caruso is a geophysicist with the USGS's quake information center in Colorado.

Iran has experienced at least two major quake disasters since - one in 2005 that killed more than 600 people and another in 2012 that left some 300 dead. That quake, which centered in Mineral, Va., measured 5.8. Gary Fournier of Delaware State Police. The largest recorded quake occurred in 1979 with a magnitude 3.3 in Dover.

When the tremor took place, it caused a buzz on social media and the Internet in general. He said his office is reaching out to the National Weather Service and U.S. Geological Survey to find out more information. The farming town has a population of 3,000 and is frequently hit by quakes.

Twitter users, including History Professor Kevin Kruse, also feeling the natural disaster in Princeton.

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