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Surprising Earthquake Strikes Delaware

A magnitude 4.1 quake struck Delaware on Thursday, in a rare seismological occurrence for the U.S. Northeast, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

(MSN) – The quake, previously reported at magnitude 5.1 and then at 4.4, was centered in the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, according to a statement from the Delaware Emergency Management Agency. It was less than 10 miles (17 km) from the city of Dover and less than a mile (0.8 km) from Donas Landing.

There were no reports of injuries or damage, officials said.

The quake was downgraded to a magnitude 4.1 after data came in from several monitoring stations, U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Rafael Abreu said by telephone.

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