November 30, 2017
Did you feel that? Relax, you're not the only one.
An earthquake – and a relatively strong one at that – shook the Philadelphia area and beyond Thursday afternoon and sparked a social media firestorm.
Did the earth just quake or am I crazy?— Pat Egan (@Pat_Egan) November 30, 2017
Pretty sure we just had a baby earthquake here in Philadelphia.— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) November 30, 2017
I thought i was having a stroke— Wolfgang Stachavitz (@mighthaveagood) November 30, 2017
Earthquake...— Albert Revel (@PPDAlRevel) November 30, 2017
The 4.1-magnitude quake originated just off the Delaware Bay coast near Dover.
The largest earthquake to hit Philadelphia in recent memory was in 2011, when a 5.8-magnitude quake centered in Virginia throttled the city and was felt from Georgia to Canada.
Users from New York to Washington, D.C. took to social media shortly after the shake.
Here's a quick look at some of the reaction:
Earthquake felt in Philly? Okay. This year keeps on getting weirder.— Pattie McCarthy (@PattieMcCarthy) November 30, 2017
4:49 I felt the earth move!!! An earthquake in Philly 😮— Charles J Miller (@warlord1911) November 30, 2017
Did anybody else feel that lil earthquake— CHOWCASSO 好き 🎨 (@Suki_Brevd) November 30, 2017
My house shook and had me confused.. Felt my second earthquake in a few years.. This isn’t supposed to happen in Philly lol— ⚾️🏀🏈 (@jackselitecards) November 30, 2017
felt it in the DC area too (barely)— Kyle Albert (@KyleAlbert95) November 30, 2017
Felt the quake all the way up here in Old New Castle. Thanks to Twitter for confirming I wasn’t crazy. #NETDE— Erich Heintz (@ErichHeintz) November 30, 2017
There were, of course, some who poked fun at the response from the East Coast, which isn't too accustomed to this sort of thing.