November 30 2017
Did you feel it? There was an earthquake near Dover, Delaware at 4:47 PM today. It was preliminary listed by the US Geological Survey as Earthquake M 4.4 11km NE of Dover Base Housing, Delaware at 4:47 PM. This is not as strong as the M5.8 quake in central Virginia on August 23, 2011.
UPDATE: This was downgraded to M 4.1 by USGS but the reach was extensive. No reports of damage or injury, but some lost their power briefly.
Numerous reports through central Maryland as far as Baltimore and Owings Mills came to me saying the houses shook. Other reports were as far as Washington, DC and Richmond, VA to the south. On the north end it was felt in Philadelphia and New York.
According the USGS, the intensity was nearly the same just above a M 2.0 near the epicenter and 200 Km away (120 miles). The includes major cities of Baltimore and Philadelphia.
I am still gathering data. If you have anything to add, please share on the social media post where you first saw this. I should note that there is a super full moon this weekend and there is a theory that lunar cycles can increase the pressure on some fault lines leading to an increased chance of quakes.
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