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Strong magnitude 6.3 natural disaster strikes southeastern Iran

Strong magnitude 6.3 natural disaster strikes southeastern Iran

A magnitude 4.1 quake struck 6.2 miles east northeast of Dover, Delaware on Thursday and was felt throughout the mid-Atlantic, the U.S. Geological Survey says.

A powerful quake of magnitude 6.3 struck southeastern Iran near the city of Kerman on Friday, the US Geological Survey said. He said the quake was widely felt around the Mid-Atlantic region.

Locally, residents from Society Hill in Lower Saucon Township to First Avenue and Spruce Street in Hellertown to Stanley Avenue in Fountain Hill were quick to post on social media that they felt what seemed to be an quake.

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

The quake, which was really a tremor, was originally reported as a 4.4 magnitude natural disaster but was quickly downgraded to 4.1.

Twitter users, including History Professor Kevin Kruse, also feeling the quake in Princeton.




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There have been no reports of damage or casualties, and it appears most of the shaking was relatively minor.

People said they felt shaking for about 10 seconds. "It was actually pretty scary and pretty surprising".

"It felt like I was going up and down and the building was going up and down", he said.

"I turned around and one of my co-workers was coming down the hall with the big-eyes look", he said. It caused damage to public buildings, pipes and monuments, most notably the National Cathedral and the Washington Monument.

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