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Magnitude 2.2 earthquake rattles New York


Earthquake rocks New York: 2.2 magnitude tremor ‘shakes homes’ in early morning in parts of state

New York was rocked by a rare earthquake this morning, with residents reporting shaken homes in parts of the state.

Seismologists said magnitude 2.2 was reported in the early hours of Friday morning, with the sound of a “loud rumbling” also heard.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake struck about a mile south-southwest of Hastings-on-Hudson.

Residents across the region took to social media to say they felt the quake, with people reporting a tremor in the Bronx to the south and in New Jersey across the Hudson River.

Natalie Pasquarella, a reporter for WNBC News, asked her Twitter followers, “I just woke up to a huge rumble…our house shook in Bergen County, anyone else?”

New York was rocked by a rare earthquake this morning, with residents reporting shaken homes in parts of the state. Pictured: The Manhattan skyline (file photo)

In a follow up, she wrote: I don’t know what it was! I had never felt an earthquake before, but – phew, that was weird! Our house in New Jersey shook and heard a loud rumbling.

“The kids slept through the whole thing…” she added.

Other users also asked if people in the area felt the quake.

‘Uhhh was right there during the earthquake in New York because [what] was?’ we asked. Another asked: ‘I think I may have just had an earthquake. Does anyone in the New York New Jersey area feel/hear this?

One person said “something shook the ground for about two seconds”.

Other New York residents said they heard a rumbling noise and wondered if it could be an explosion.

‘Earthquake in New York? Police said they received multiple calls like mine reporting what sounded and sounded like a huge explosion,’ one user wrote.

As of 3 a.m. local time, no damage or injuries had been reported, and speculation of an explosion seemed groundless.

News of the quake comes just months after upstate New York was hit by a magnitude 3.8 earthquake in February that rocked Buffalo.

The earthquake’s epicenter was located 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from West Seneca, with shock waves reaching Lackawanna, Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Tonawanda.

Again, there were no reports of significant damage or injuries.

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