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An earthquake just rocked NYC, New Jersey, and the surrounding areas

An image showing the intensity of the quake. | Image by United States Geological Survey

If you just felt the room shake a little, it’s not just you. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) just confirmed that an earthquake hit north of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, around 10:23AM ET, with people located in New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania feeling its effects.

The USGS says it was a “notable quake” at 4.8 magnitude, with the agency’s map showing people feeling weak or light shaking along the coast of the Northeast, with some reports reaching as far north as Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, upstate New York, and even Maine. It looks like some people felt the quake in Maryland and Delaware as well.

“It lasted just long enough to be unsettling,” said one Verge staffer who experienced it in Jersey City. Others…

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