Huntington Shakes as Earthquake Rocks Area

An earthquake measuring  4.8 on the Richter Scale shook residents in Huntingon and around the New York region Friday morning.

Residents described feeling two separate but close shakes lasting more than a minute.

The quake was reported centered near Whitehouse Station, an unincorporated area in Hunterdon County, NJ.

Another aftershock was reported just before 6 p.m.,

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There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, town spokeswoman Christine Geed said.

One resident reported that her house shook. Another said that dishes piled into a dishrack slid off onto the floor.

Rich Hoffman, News12 meteorologist, said it was the strongest quake in the area since 2011.

Bobby Deskins, a meteorologist in Tampa, said, ” It was 6.2 miles deep which is pretty shallow. The shallower it is, the more its felt on the surface. People all over the NY/PA/NJ area felt it.”

The Suffolk County Police reported no damage, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said  the regional transit system is operating safely and normally.  Initial inspections have indicated that there was no damage to any MTA infrastructure.


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