Residents across the Lebanon Valley felt a little tremor Friday morning, April 5.

The shake occurred shortly after 10:20 a.m.

Although Lebanon Valley once had some interesting geological activity of its own – like the older-than-ancient Jonestown volcano – to this event, we were mere bystanders.

The source of the jolt here was a magnitude 4.8 earthquake which occurred in New Jersey. Coincidentally, the epicenter is quite close to Lebanon, NJ.

It might be interesting to local residents that the quake was felt across our own valley, but according to preliminary reports, we were hardly alone in experiencing the seismological event – the shaking was felt across the east coast, from Philly to Boston and all points in between.

Find more information about the quake on the United States Geological Survey website.

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