An unusual earthquake shook the New York area: It had a magnitude of 4.7

an unusual one earthquake magnitude 4.7 affected the area around new Yorkreported the United States Geophysics Institute (USGS), and the megacity shook in several places for a few seconds.

The earthquake occurred “at 14:23 GMT (10:23 local time) 7 kilometers northeast of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey”, the border state of New Yorkacross the Hudson River.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 kilometers, according to the USGS.

No significant damage or injuries were initially reported. “At this point we have no information about significant damage, but we continue to assess the situation,” said Fabien Levy, spokesman for the mayor of New York Eric Adams.

“I’m fine,” says the report about the iconic Empire State Building in X.

The slight tremor was felt in many neighborhoods in Manhattan and Brooklyn and sparked a flood of reports on social media platforms.

At the United Nations headquarters, the cameras filming the Security Council meeting on the humanitarian crisis in Gaza began to shake.

The representative of the NGO Save the Children, Janti Soeripto, interrupted a speech in which he spoke about famine and deaths. “Is it an earthquake?” he asked.


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