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USGS: 4.1 magnitude earthquake hits Dover

DEMA's Gary Laing on the 4.4...

DOVER, Del. - The United States Geological Survey (USGS) of Smyrna confirms on Thursday, around 4:50 PM, a 4.1 magnitude earthquake happened in Dover.

USGS says the center of the earthquake happened ten miles northeast of Dover, in the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, at a depth of eight miles.

According to the Dover Police Department, there are no injuries or damages at this time. 

47ABC Chief Meteorologist Daniel Johnson says that he felt the impact here, in Salisbury. The impact was reportedly also felt in Milford, Long Neck, and Bridgeville.

Officials offer the following safety tips after the Earthquake:

-If you are using propane gas and suspect a leak, immediately turn it off

-Check masonry for cracks and damages.

-If you are experiencing electrical issues or see any damaged wires, immediately shut off the power. Then, immediately notify your your provider.

-Check overhead storage areas for damage to avoid potential injuries from falling items.

Below are comments via social media from viewers in Dover about the earthquake:

 

47ABC will have the latest on the 4.4 magnitude Earthquake on the 47ABC News at 10:00 PM and 11:00 PM.

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On Thursday around 5:00PM, ABC News reports that the U.S. Geological Survey initially reported that a Preliminary 4.4 magnitude earthquake hit 8 miles Northeast of Dover, DE. The earthquake reportedly hit in the Delaware Bay. 

47ABC Chief Meteorologist Daniel Johnson says that he felt the impact here, in Salisbury. The impact was reportedly also felt in Milford.

Viewers in Dover are saying: 

"No damage but felt and sounded as if my tvs were going to come off the wall in my office. Neighboring staff from other businesses in the complex all started walking outside to check if others felt the shake."

"I heard a loud tapping like marching or banging really loud then the floor started shaking and a big boom sound. It was about 20 minutes ago I think."

At this time, no damages are reported, in Delaware. Dover Police Department says no one was injured.

Be sure to tune in to 47 ABC and social media for the latest updates. 


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