Small Earthquake Rattles Chester County

A very small earthquake shock parts of Chester County, Pennsylvania Sunday.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the 2.7-magnitude quake occurred at 6:25 p.m. Sunday. It hit in an area about two miles east/southeast of Downingtown and caused no damage.

A number of people in Downingtown,  Exton, West Chester and surrounding towns posted on social media that they felt the quake in their homes. But for most residents, the event was completely unnoticed.

Experts said earthquakes in Pennsylvania are rare and usually small when they do occur.

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