A 4.8 magnitude earthquake hit west of Manhattan and has been felt throughout New York

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 struck New York City, causing buildings to shake and people to feel tremors as far as Philadelphia and New Jersey.

Social media exploded with posts from startled residents, including celebrities like Megyn Kelly, Busy Phillips, and Jessica Chastain.

This quake, which occurred around 10:30 a.m. Eastern time near Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, approximately 50 miles west of Manhattan, startled many New Yorkers. It’s the most significant earthquake the city has experienced since 1884.

Fortunately, there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) stated that the earthquake was not severe enough to cause significant harm. However, officials are still assessing the situation to ensure everyone’s safety.

This earthquake also triggered frenzied phone calls across the region, from Manhattan to Rockland County, Montclair, Brooklyn, and Long Island. People reported feeling the ground shake as far away as Philadelphia and southern New England.

The quake’s epicenter was in Lebanon, New Jersey, about 50 miles west of New York City. It happened around 10:25 a.m. local time. Emergency services, including the Fire Department of New York, swiftly responded to ensure public safety.

Earthquakes are rare in this part of the country, making this event particularly noteworthy. The USGS is continuing to monitor the situation, and updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

For now, residents are advised to remain vigilant and stay tuned for any further updates on this developing story.

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