Video: Earthquake rattles New York

By Linsey McNeill
08/04/2024
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New York City is reviewing its infrastructure after being hit by its biggest earthquake for decades last Friday.

The US Geological Survey said the quake, which measured 4.8, was centred near Lebanon in New Jersey, about 40 miles west of New York City.

The quake rocked some of the city’s iconic attractions, including the Statue of Liberty, as can be seen on this video:

However, the city’s mayor, Eric Adams, said: “We do not have any reports of major impacts or injuries.”

Governor Kathy Hochul said the state was taking the earthquake ‘very seriously’ and examining its infrastructure.

The quake was also felt in Philadelphia, Virginia and Connecticut.

New York is frequently hit by small earthquakes and has experienced 34 in the past 12 months.

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