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Massive Earthquake Hits New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Others

The New York City (NYC) area of New York State and New Jersey, United States of America, has been massively hit with a 4.8 magnitude earthquake.

The earthquake, which occurred at 10:45 am (New York Time), shook buildings in The Bronx County despite striking near Lebanon in New Jersey, about 40 miles west of New York City (NYC), throwing people into panic.

Residents of New Jersey, Long Island, Virginia, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Philadelphia also witnessed the trembling.

The New York Fire Department (NYFD), in an emergency alert, asked residents to remain indoors and to call 911 if they were injured.

The NYFD stated: “If you are INDOORS — STAY THERE! Get under a desk or table and hang on to it (Drop, Cover, and Hold on!), or move into a hallway or against an inside wall. STAY CLEAR of windows, fireplaces, and heavy furniture or appliances.

GET OUT of the kitchen, which is a dangerous place (things can fall on you). DON’T run downstairs or rush outside while the building is shaking or while there is danger of falling and hurting yourself or being hit by falling glass or debris.

If you are OUTSIDE — get into the OPEN, away from buildings, power lines, chimneys, and anything else that might fall on you.

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If you are DRIVING — stop, but “carefully. Move your car as far out of traffic as possible. DO NOT stop on or under a bridge or overpass or under trees, light posts, power lines, or signs.

STAY INSIDE your car until the shaking stops. When you RESUME driving, watch for breaks in the pavement, fallen rocks, and bumps in the road at bridge approaches.

If you are in a MOUNTAINOUS AREA — watch out for falling rock, landslides, trees, and other debris that could be loosened by quakes.

If you are near the OCEAN – see these safety rules from NOAA’s Tsunami Warning Center…”

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