America: Statue of Liberty also started shaking due to earthquake after 240 years

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  • An earthquake of 4.8 magnitude occurred in America on April 5.
  • 11 tremors were felt in New York and surrounding areas
  • A video of the Statue of Liberty rotating also surfaced.

Yesterday, Friday night, April 5, 11 tremors were felt after an earthquake of 4.8 magnitude in New Jersey, USA. Due to which the buildings in and around New York City shook and people were stunned. Because he has not seen such seismic activity in his lifetime.


According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), this earthquake was the third largest earthquake in the last five decades. When an earthquake occurred in New Jersey after 240 years. The last earthquake occurred in the 17th century. The initial shock occurred at 10:20 am (US local time), felt at a depth of 4.7 kilometers (2.9 mi). An hour later, a magnitude 2.0 aftershock struck west of Bedminster, New Jersey. The USGS said about 11 aftershocks occurred between the morning and 3 p.m. However, there was no major damage. Engineering teams are inspecting roads and bridges.

tremors from baltimore to boston

According to reports, people felt the tremors of the earthquake from Baltimore to Boston. Meanwhile, some people got scared and ran out of the house. EarthCam shared a video on X. Which shows the moment a magnitude 4.8 earthquake struck New Jersey and surrounding states.

The Governor told how things started falling from the walls

New York Governor Kathy Hochul said it was one of the largest earthquakes to hit the East Coast in the last century. Lebanon, New Jersey Mayor James Pittinger later described the earthquake as a strange experience. “I was sitting in my home office when things started falling off the walls and shelves,” he said.

Charita Wolcott, 38, of the Bronx borough of New York, told CNN that the shaking lasted for about 30 seconds. The sound of thunder was coming. It was like being in a drum circle, there was that vibration. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), flights were grounded at regional airports after the earthquake, but flights resumed by 12:30 p.m.

Why were earthquakes rare?

According to USGS, earthquake tremors have been felt in a large area of ​​Eastern America. The subsoil is very old and hard. This allows seismic energy to be transferred easily. The rocks of the western US are younger and more faulted, which absorbs earthquake energy.

When did the first earthquake occur?

Tremors were felt on Friday after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Virginia in 2011. After this, City Hall and other buildings were evacuated. The earthquake comes just months after the USGS issued a warning. The agency said about 75 percent of the United States could experience a devastating earthquake in the next 100 years. In 1989, an earthquake in the United States disrupted the Baseball World Series. A 6.9 magnitude earthquake hits San Francisco.

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