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A 4.8 Level Earth Quake And
After Shocks Rocks
Southeast Queens and
The Tri-State Area

By Kamau Austin

An unnerving 4.8 level earthquake hit the tri-state area with New Jersey, being the epicenter of the vibrations spreading all over the tri-state area into Southeast Queens.  The tremor was very disorientating waking some area residents up at about 10:23 in the morning.

Residents in Bricktown, in Jamaica, Queens, were alarmed at houses shaking in an unnerving alarming fashion.  Residents in St. Albans, attested the quake shook homes and had some neighbors running outside their homes in a incredulous fashion.

Many members of the large and influential BlaQue Resource Network, began to communicate with each other about the earthquake in their group of over 32,000 members.  Some Queens residents who didn't recognize the earthquake tremor called 911 only to receive busy signals.

Searches on Google, took over a half hour to show any updated information on the quake.  Most of the references to earthquakes on Google early on were of the quake on January, 24th, 2024.  That quake was mostly in Astoria, Queens and was only 1.7 which was still unnerving to some in the area.

Another after shock was felt at 5:59 pm.  Mayor Adams and City Hall address the earthquake early on in the day below...

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While some Southeast Queens residents said they didn't feel anything or much - others in the Jamaica and St. Albans said it was like a truck going through their homes.  Another resident said they felt "if there was another aftershock their house might not make it."

The Internet Community Map shows most people reported they had light or moderate tremors.
According to ABC Channel 7 News "New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said the epicenter was in Hunterdon County and the State Emergency Operations Center has been activated. The governor asked residents not to call 911 unless they have an actual emergency."

On The NY Stateside, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said "her team is assessing impacts and any damage that may have occurred."

No major damage to the transit or electrical power system has been reported as of yet.  Cell phones have been also giving amber alerts.

NYC Mayor Eric Adams is advocating "New Yorkers should go about their normal day."  They also suggest if feeling anymore aftershocks stay indoors, stay under furniture to protect yourself, and other precautions are suggested in the video above.

There have been some reports of building damage in places like Newark, New Jersey.  Moreover, there have been no major reports of damage or injuries in the NYC school system.

Authorities urge residents who smell gas to call 911 immediately and don't assume others will call.  Transit is running normally at the time of this writing.

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