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Underwater landslide could have been cause of magnitude 4.7 earthquake reported off coast of Ocean City

Underwater landslide could have been cause of magnitude 4.7 earthquake reported off coast of Ocean City

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 4.7 earthquake 136 miles off the coast of Ocean City early Tuesday night.

The quake hit around 6:30 p.m., and occurred just over 6 miles deep.

Five things to know about the earthquake off Ocean City, and earthquakes in general »

State geologists said Wednesday that they believe an underwater landslide or “reactivation” of an ancient fault might have triggered it, but that they had not confirmed the cause.

A firefighter in Ocean City said he had not felt any tremors or related calls for service Tuesday. But...

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