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Geneva Matthews
December 1, 2017

A magnitude-4.1 quake struck Thursday afternoon near Dover, Delaware, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The United States Geological Survey said the epicenter was located near the coast of Delaware Bay, approximately 6 miles northeast of Dover.

Among the areas that reported shaking on Thursday included New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington DC.

A 4.4 magnitude quake is considered minor and usually causes minimal damage, if any.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) published a map showing the quake which was felt in Virginia, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut and NY.

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

There have been no reports of damage in the aftermath of the quake at this time. "Usually the largest aftershocks we see in a series is about 1 magnitude smaller than the main natural disaster".

"I turned around and one of my co-workers was coming down the hall with the big-eyes look", he said.

The tremors were felt in Atlantic City, where Gino Martinelli, 67, said his house seemed to turn to rubber for about four seconds.

Caruso said he didn't expect any significant damage, given the small size of the quake. The impact of that quake included damage to the Washington Monument and National Cathedral in Washington, both of which are still undergoing repairs.

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