USGS reports 4.4 magnitude earthquake centered in Delaware

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DELAWARE — A preliminary magnitude-4.4 earthquake struck Thursday afternoon near Dover, Delaware, the US Geological Survey reported.

The earthquake was about 6 miles east-northeast of Dover and was registered at a depth of 4 miles.

The epicenter was about 50 miles from Philadelphia, 90 miles from Washington and 125 miles from New York City.