A 4.1 magnitude earthquake struck about 6 miles east of Dover, Delaware, on Thursday, prompting talk across America of just how rare it is to hear of such news from the mid-Atlantic – and some especially snarky commentary from California.
The earthquake occurred at 4:47 p.m. EST and was the first quake to hit the region since 2011, according to Delaware’s The News Journal.
“This is wild. It’s not often that this happens,” Cheng Shengzao, a geophysicist with the United States Geological Survey told The News Journal.
T were no reports of damage or injury, the Delaware Emergency Management Agency said, but that didn’t keep people from freaking out about it.
Lawmakers and workers in the statehouse in downtown Dover ran outdoors to see what happened, The Associated Press reports.
As people from Washington, D.C. to Poughkeepsie, New York, reported that they felt movement during the quake, t was no way Californians were going to see those tweets from the east coast and not chime in, much to the dismay of East Coasters experiencing a rare earthquake.
THE EAST COASTERS FOUGHT BACK with some snark of their own.
For the full report on the earthquake from USGS, go .