Earthquakes

Small earthquake strikes southern Pennsylvania

Small earthquake strikes southern Pennsylvania

A small earthquake hit the Lancaster, Pa., area on Sunday afternoon.

The earthquake was centered in Millersville, Penn., about 75 miles from Baltimore, and was a 2.3 magnitude, said Rafael Abreu, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey. It struck around 5 p.m.

Abreu said the USGS got reports of the earthquake as far away as Morristown, N.J., but had no reports of it being felt in Maryland.

In 2011, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Virginia and was felt in Baltimore and on much of the East Coast. It badly damaged the pinnacle of the National Cathedral in Washington and other buildings.

Local media in the Lancaster area said there were no reports of...

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