USGS: 1.2 magnitude earthquake happened near Dover

1.2 Earthquake near Dover 121217

DOVER, Del. - On Wednesday, officials say a 1.2 magnitude earthquake happened near Dover.

The United States Geological Survey reports that on Wednesday, around 12:45 AM, a 1.2 magnitude earth earthquake happened approximately 8 miles northeast of Dover, near the Delaware Bay.

47ABC's Chief Meteorologist Daniel Johnson describes the earthquake as "very small." This event comes two weeks after a 4.1 magnitude earthquake happened in the area, on November 30.

The Associated Press reports that the November tremor may have been the largest earthquake in Delaware since one along the Delaware River, near Wilmington, in October 1871.

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