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4.1 magnitude quake rocks East Coast

4.1 magnitude quake rocks East Coast

The USGS has reported a 5.1-magnitude natural disaster just a few miles from Dover, Delaware that some said they could feel and down the East Coast.

The natural disaster hit at 4:47 p.m.

When the tremor took place, it caused a buzz on social media and the Internet in general.

The station also writes that Paul Caruso, a geophysicist with the USGS, says there is potential for aftershocks.

A 2011 Virginia quake, that measured a much larger magnitude 5.8, was felt from North Carolina to even Canada.

Some on Twitter report the quake could be felt in parts of Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, too.

We have a small favor to ask of you. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.3, was centered 36 miles (58 km) northeast of Kerman, which has a population of more than 821,000.

Hundreds of people said they felt it. Workers at the statehouse in Dover streamed into the streets after the quake to see what happened. "My friend called me and was like 'I don't want to go to work, I don't wanna do anything".

"I was sitting in bed watching TV and I felt the bed shaking and it was pretty scary", said Rebecca from Dover.

WUSA9 Meteorologist Howard Bernstein compared the DE quake to one DC felt in August 2011. The impact of that quake included damage to the Washington Monument and National Cathedral in Washington, both of which are still undergoing repairs.