Expert Explains Why Earthquakes Are Rare on East Coast

David Lam
By David Lam
April 5, 2024NTD Tonight

A 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck New Jersey Friday morning. Shaking was felt as far as New York, Connecticut, and Philadelphia. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said that there are no life-threatening situations or reports of significant damage. Angie Lux, project scientist for Earthquake Early Warning at the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory explains why earthquakes are rare on the east coast.

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