Moderate quake shakes the East Coast

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The epicenter was measured just 6 miles east-northeast of the 1-mile concrete track, according to the United States Geological Society.

A 4.4 magnitude natural disaster hit DE, and aftershocks could be felt as far as NY.

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

The USGS initially reported the quake as a 4.4 magnitude. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Workers at the statehouse in Dover streamed into the streets after the quake to see what happened. He said the quake was widely felt around the Mid-Atlantic region.

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DE was reclassified from being a low seismic risk state to being a medium seismic risk state In 1997 by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

An even more powerful quake struck DE before that, according to UD, but that was before scientists took measurements.

The U.S. Geological Service reported intensity levels - a different measurement than magnitude - ranging from 3 (weak) to 5 (moderate) throughout Delaware.

AP writes that Sgt. Rene Carberry - a spokeswoman at Dover Air Force Base - said people on the military installation felt it; some went outside to see if something fell down. That quake was more powerful than this one, with a magnitude of 5.8. If you did, tell us where you were when you did, and how it felt. It caused damage to public buildings, pipes and monuments, most notably the National Cathedral and the Washington Monument.

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