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Manhattan area continues to rumble

Posted at 9:20 AM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2019-08-06 10:58:29-04
Manhattan Quakes<figcaption class="wp-caption-text" id="caption-attachment-46296">The Manhattan area continues to see mostly weak earthquakes over the last three weeks.

MANHATTAN – The Manhattan area continues to see mostly weak earthquakes over the last three weeks.

In just the last seven days, nearly 20 earthquakes have been reported by the US Geological Survey.

Many are between 1.0 and 2.0 in magnitude but there have been a few reach 2.5 to 2.8 in magnitude.

No major property damage has been reported so far from this swarm.

MTN News continues to get emails from folks in this region that tell us they have felt the minor rumbles.

The “Central Park” fault line cuts through the Manhattan area and appears to be the focal point for the swarm.

Earthquakes in this region are common and historically have been very strong and destructive.

-Meteorologist Mike Heard