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Did You Feel It? Earthquake Tremors Noticed In Bucks County


An earthquake Tuesday morning off the coast of New York and New Jersey was felt in Bucks County.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake that measured 3.0 on the Richter scale was felt in New England and the Mid-Atlantic around 6:22 a.m. The minor earthquake was centered about 33 miles off the coast on Southampton on Long Island, New York.

The U.S. Geological Survey received reports of shaking from Bensalem and Trenton.

The earthquake was reportedly felt as far away as Delaware and Maryland.

A more noticeable earthquake was felt in the area in November 2017 and in August 2012 when an afternoon tremor shook from Virginia to New England.

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) reported in a years-old document that small quakes were centered near the Levittown area in 1961, 1981 and April and May 1982.


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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001