Pennsylvania earthquake could be felt in northern Maryland

Some residents of northern Maryland might’ve felt a very slight shaking Wednesday afternoon after a 3.4-magnitude earthquake hit Pennsylvania and could be felt near the border.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the earthquake hit southeastern Pennsylvania around 8:30 p.m., with a reported epicenter near Mifflintown, northwest of Harrisburg.

While the earthquake was largely weak and there are no reports of injuries or damage, maps from the USGS show the earthquake could’ve been felt in northern Maryland in Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County and around Hagerstown in Washington County.

According to the USGS, a 3.4 earthquake is minor, as the agency says anything from a 3.0 to a 3.9-magnitude quake could be felt by people indoors, especially on upper building floors, but that “many people do not recognize it as an earthquake.

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