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Dover residents shaken after area was rocked by quake

Dover residents shaken after area was rocked by quakeā€¯

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 4.1 magnitude quake off the DE coastline Thursday afternoon.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 4.4 magnitude natural disaster 10 kilometers off of Dover, Delaware.

A rare natural disaster jolted the Mid-Atlantic region of the East Coast on Thursday evening, prompting some to flee offices and homes, but causing no serious damage or injuries.

"It felt like I was going up and down and the building was going up and down", he said.

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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.

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

NEIC geophysicist John Bellini, located at the office in Golden Colo., said the quake originated six miles east/northeast of Dover, Del.

"I was talking with the other seismologists and we said, 'Wow, we don't ever remember a quake in DE", he said.

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According to Delaware Emergency Management Agency, there are no reports of damages and injuries.

And did you hear about the quake over the internet before you actually felt the natural disaster? Carberry, who is from the West Coast, said she told co-workers, "I'm pretty sure this is an quake".

Thursday's quake was originally reported as having a magnitude of 5.1 and then 4.4.

SSgt Aaron Jenne with Dover Air Force Base Public Affairs said he and others weren't sure what it was when it happened, but everyone is thankful that it wasn't worse and for it being so close there was no damage.

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