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Rare 4.0 earthquake recorded off Florida coast

Posted on AllSides February 8th, 2024
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According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was recorded about 100 miles off Cape Canaveral around 10:48 p.m. Wednesday.

USGS data shows the quake occurred about 6 miles underneath the ocean floor.

As of 8:30 a.m. Thursday, more than a dozen people reported that they felt weak shaking in places like Merritt Island, Melbourne and Satellite Beach.

Magnitude scales show that a 4.0 earthquake is often felt but only causes minor damage.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection said the risk of earthquakes in Florida is very low.

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