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New York hit by earthquake: what we know

A rare earthquake struck near New York City this Friday, April 5. The megacity shook. a few seconds in different neighborhoods.

An earthquake in the middle of New York. The American city has been hit by tremors of magnitude 4.8, Friday April 5, in the morning. The epicenter of the tremor would have been ;té recorded "near Whitehouse Station", New Jersey, " 65 km à Western New York, according to CBS. The earthquake took place at 5 km deep. No significant damage or injuries. 'wasn  signal immediately. "While we have no reports of major impacts at this time, we are still evaluating it' 39;impact," saidé the spokesperson for the mayor of New York, Fabien Levy.

Many residents of New York City, including areas of Manhattan and Brooklyn, reported feeling the earthquake, as did residents of New Jersey. The shaking was é felt as far away as Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. At United Nations headquarters, cameras filming the Security Council meeting ; on the humanitarian crisis à Gaza began to attack to shiver. A representative of the NGO Save the Children had to interrupt her speech.

No tsunami danger

Many flights arriving at the City of York's three main airports were disrupted. diverted from landing, reports CNBC, citing the Federal Aviation Administration. ;eac;claré that there was no danger of a tsunami on the east coast after the earthquake. However, the Holland Tunnel, which connects lower Manhattan to New Jersey under the Hudson River, is closed. &agrav; traffic in order to be inspected to detect possible damage.

An earthquake reminiscent of that of August 23, 2011. The earthquake had affected tens of millions of people, from Georgia to Canada. With a magnitude of 5.8, it was the most powerful earthquake in the world. having hit the East Coast since World War II

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116