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The ground beneath New York moved, and JFK Airport ground to a halt as well

The ground beneath New York moved, and JFK Airport ground to a halt as well

CNN news coverage according to The earthquake struck on Friday morning, US time, and was felt on the northeastern coast from Philadelphia to New York. It was definitely felt by about 23 million people, the majority felt it lightly, 289,000 felt it moderately strongly, and 9,000 felt it strongly.

It was felt throughout the Northeast.
Image: earthquake.usgs.gov

According to the New York Police Department, there are no reports of injuries or damage at this time. The local fire department has received numerous reports of moving buildings, but is not yet aware of any serious damage. The epicenter of the earthquake was in a town called Lebanon in New Jersey.

The current session of the UN Security Council was also halted when diplomats felt the quake. According to experts, in New York they immediately began reviewing underground wiring systems, including the subway, and are also examining airports and bridges. JFK and Newark airports are temporarily closed.

New York State Governor Kathy Hochul said in her press conference that they are taking this event seriously, although it is not as strong as the one that happened in Taiwan last week, but aftershocks are expected, which could be dangerous.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams said in a press conference that everything is safe, but there are 1.1 million buildings in the city that experts need to examine. At the same time, he called on statistics and construction officials to begin work.

New Yorkers are accustomed to sometimes wild and stormy weather, but they are not accustomed to earthquakes at all. There has not been an earthquake as strong as the one that occurred on Friday morning in forty years. The 1983 earthquake had a magnitude of 5.1 BBC.

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