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A Brief History Of The Rare Long Island Earthquake

Posted on AllSides April 5th, 2024
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LONG ISLAND, NY — In the wake of the 4.8-magnitude earthquake that hit New Jersey and could be felt on in New York Friday morning, locals are wondering: when was the last time this happened? Compared to the incidence of earthquakes on the West Coast of the United States, East Coast earthquakes of a significant magnitude are rare. Even more rare is the occurrence of quakes with the epicenter on the island itself, with the latest over magnitude 2.5 being reported in March 1992, when a 2.8 trembler struck two...

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