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01 December 2017, 05:40 | Tara Lloyd
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USGS says the quake struck at 4:45 p.m. ET and was centered about 6 miles east-northeast of Dover, Delaware.
There were no reports of injuries or damage, officials said.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 4.1 magnitude natural disaster off the DE coastline Thursday afternoon.
The latest quake was downgraded to a magnitude 4.1 after data came in from several monitoring stations, U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Rafael Abreu said by telephone.
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Among the areas that reported shaking on Thursday included New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington DC.
FOX 5 viewers have reported feeling the natural disaster in the District, Maryland, including Prince George's County and Montgomery County, and in Virginia, including Prince William County and Fairfax County.
The quake jolted downtown Dover, sending lawmakers and workers in the statehouse outdoors to see what happened.
"I was sitting in bed watching TV and I felt the bed shaking and it was pretty scary", said Rebecca from Dover.
John Bellini, a geophysicist USGS's quake information centre in Colorado, said any damage would be limited.
AP writes that Sgt. Rene Carberry - a spokeswoman at Dover Air Force Base - said people on the military installation felt it; some went outside to see if something fell down. Carberry, who is from the West Coast, said she told co-workers, "I'm pretty sure this is an natural disaster".
The University found itself taking after the typical James Bond martini order - shaken, not stirred - when minor tremors were felt on campus on Thursday afternoon.
"What we felt was kinda just a rumble, and I didn't quite know what to make of it and it was loud as well".
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