A tremor in New York alarmed the citizenry

A tremor in New York alarmed the citizenry this April 05, 2024; the telluric movement would not have generated injuries, but it alarmed the city.

The epicenter of the tremor in New York was in Tewksbury, in central New Jersey, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) west of New York City.

In this way, it is worth noting that the tremor in New York occurred just after 10:20 a.m. Eastern time (1420 GMT) at a depth of 4.7 kilometers, as reported by the USGS.

While there was another small tremor in New York at 5:59 p.m. but noticeable, and it had a magnitude of 4.0, according to the USGS.

No major damage was reported on the quake in New York, but engineering crews were inspecting roads and bridges.

On Friday, April 5, a 4.8-magnitude and 3.8-magnitude tremor shook the northeastern United States at 10:23 am, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

The seismic agency reported that the epicenter of the quake was in Lebanon, New Jersey, about 50 miles west of New York City, where frightened residents ran out into the streets to find trees, cars as the ground shook.


Tremor in New York: Facts

Under that context, I share with you last minute information and how to be forewarned in the presence of a strong tremor.

On the other hand, the USGS reported that there are expected to be around 16 major earthquakes per year.

Of these, 15 would be magnitude 7 and one would be magnitude 8 or greater.

In recent years, there have been more strong earthquakes than expected and according to the latest National Seismic Hazard Model (NSHM), about 230 million people in the U.S. could be affected by potential major earthquakes 100 years from now.

In addition, regarding the earthquake in New York, the authorities reminded to remain calm at the moment of the earthquake and to transmit a message of tranquility to your friends and family at key moments.

Regarding the possibility of a crack, the authorities specified that shallow cracks can form during landslides caused by earthquakes, lateral landslides or other types of ground failure, but faults do not open during an earthquake.

An earthquake occurs when two blocks of the Earth’s crust slide past each other after having been stuck in one place for a long time, due to friction on the fault, while the rest of the crust away from the edges has been moving slowly. If a fault could open, no earthquake would occur because there would be no friction holding the two blocks together, explains the U.S. Geological Survey.

As an interesting aside, according to authorities, the tremor in New York was one of the strongest on the East Coast in recent years.

“This is one of the largest earthquakes on the East Coast in the last century,” said New York Governor Kathy Hochul at a press conference.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams said no injuries had been reported, but urged city residents to take shelter under furniture, in a doorway or next to an interior wall if they felt aftershocks.

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