Tiny Earthquake Shakes Northeast Philly

Minor earthquake registers .5 on the Richter scale innear Franklin Mills Mall Wednesday.

Tremors felt by some Northeast Philadelphia residents early Wednesday morning proved to be a legitimate earthquake “event” according to a seismographic network with Columbia University.

The very small earthquake registered .5 on the Richter magnitude scale, according to officials at the Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network.

One woman, who lives near the Franklin Mills Mall, told NBC Philadelphia that she felt the tremors at 2:40 a.m. and 7:20 a.m.

Some residents said they thought the vibrations were from someone breaking into their homes.

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