Earthquake Rattles Berks County, Pennsylvania – An earthquake having 2.2 Magnitude rattled Berks County, Pennsylvania, Friday afternoon.
Earthquake Of 2.2 Magnitude Rattles Berks County, Pennsylvania:
The magnitude-2.2 earthquake hit at 12:11 p.m. just north of Whitfield in western Berks, about 1.4 miles north-northwest of Spring Ridge, which is about 6 miles west of Reading, at a depth of 1.2 miles.
Berks County emergency officials have received numerous calls regarding tremors in western Berks.
At 1:25 p.m, The county’s Department of Emergency Services posted the following notice on their Facebook page, “We are aware that there was an explosion or earthquake in the Wyomissing area. PLEASE DO NOT call 911 if you do not have an emergency to report. We are overwhelmed with callers reporting nothing apart from hearing a loud noise and this prevents callers with real emergencies from getting through.”
Earthquake In Berks County, Pennsylvania:
Residents felt the rattle and the earth shake at about 1:20 p.m. explained:
Barry Aiello, 71 : “This area is prone to them. The first one was violent, The house was shaking. It lasted a few seconds. I haven’t heard anything this bad since the ’90s. I didn’t see damage.”
Since 2010 to 2015, however, no quakes above a magnitude of 3 were reported in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
Aiello : “There are a lot of natural caves around here.”
“It was that loud and the house shook,” Beck said. “I thought my boiler blew up. It sounded like an explosion.”