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Lehigh Valley residents feel Dover natural disaster

Lehigh Valley residents feel Dover natural disaster”

A small 4.1-magnitude natural disaster, shook DE on Thursday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Service said.

Dover International Speedway officials report the track and its staff are safe and sound after a 4.1-magnitude quake shook the DE facility around 4:47 p.m. ET Thursday afternoon.

East Coast earthquakes are rare events, but they are high-risk because many buildings are not created to withstand strong shaking.

DE 105.9's Rob Petree hit the streets of Dover for reaction from residents on what they experienced during the quake, which one man said was deafening.

There have been no reports of damage in the aftermath of the quake at this time.

The quake was first reported with a magnitude of 4.4 and eventually downgraded to a 4.1, which could be felt throughout the capital of DE with reported tremors in Baltimore, Philadelphia and even as far as NY. It was hard to immediately predict if there would be aftershocks, she said.

Paul Caruso, a geophysicist with the USGS's natural disaster information center in Colorado, said he didn't expect any significant damage from the small quake, which he described as unusual.

The natural disaster was measured by the U.S. Geological Survey at a magnitude of 4.1 on the Richter scale.

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

"I felt the whole house nearly like waving", he said.

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Caruso said he didn't expect any significant damage, given the small size of the quake. "I stepped outside and spoke to some co-workers who weren't really sure what was going on either", Jenne explained. It caused damage to public buildings, pipes and monuments, most notably the National Cathedral and the Washington Monument.



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