New York earthquake 4.8 magnitude April 5th 2025
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4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida and the Northeast

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April 5, 2024

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake simultaneously struck New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Florida, on Friday, April 5th, at 10:25 AM, ahead of the April 8th eclipse with a similar trajectory.


Friday, April 5th, at 10:25 AM, a seismic event of unprecedented scale and reach occurred, as a 4.8 magnitude earthquake lasting 20 seconds simultaneously struck New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Florida. This event is not only remarkable for its synchronicity and the breadth of its impact across such a diverse geographical area but also for its timing just days before the April 8th eclipse, which is set to follow a similar path over these states. The magnitude and widespread nature of this earthquake, alongside its proximity to the upcoming astronomical event, has sparked intense discussion and speculation across social media platforms, with communities actively sharing experiences and seeking explanations.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS), in collaboration with local authorities, is rigorously assessing the impacts and investigating the potential connections between this significant seismic activity and the eclipse. The focus remains on ensuring public safety while engaging in a comprehensive analysis to understand the dynamics of this unusual event. The convergence of a geological phenomenon of this scale with a major eclipse has captured the public imagination, leading to a flurry of activity on social media as people look for answers and share their thoughts on this extraordinary coincidence.

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