Pennsylvania

2 Small Earthquakes Hit Eastern Pennsylvania, Scientists Say

A 1.9 magnitude quake was recorded in Shillington and a 1.7 magnitude quake was recorded in Mohnton Wednesday morning

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What to Know

  • A 1.9 magnitude quake was recorded in Shillington and a 1.7 magnitude quake was recorded in Mohnton Wednesday morning.
  • The quakes did no damage and no one was hurt.
  • Officials say earthquakes with a magnitude between 1.0 and 3.0 aren't typically felt by residents.

Federal officials say two small earthquakes have occurred in Berks County, Pennsylvania.

The U.S. Geological Survey says a 1.9 magnitude quake occurred around 3:50 a.m. Wednesday near Shillington. A 1.7 magnitude quake was then recorded around 5:45 a.m. Wednesday in Mohnton.

No damage or injuries were reported in either quake.

Officials say earthquakes with a magnitude between 1.0 and 3.0 aren't typically felt by residents.

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