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What was that? N.J. earthquake felt in Vermont

ADDISON COUNTY — A magnitude 4.8 earthquake centered this morning near Lebanon, N.J., produced some aftershocks that could be felt in parts of Addison County.

The Independent received reports of minor rattling and shaking at homes in Cornwall and East Middlebury, which coincided with the Lebanon quake.

A public safety alert issued at 12:15 p.m. today, Friday, April 5, by New York State Emergency Management indicated the earthquake was “felt throughout New York State. Aftershocks may occur. Call 9-1-1 only if you or others are injured or have an emergency.”

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake occurred at around 10:23 a.m. on Friday morning.

The Associated Press, quoting the USGS, indicated the earthquake might have been felt by more than 42 million people, especially those in the New York metropolitan area.

At this point, there were no reports of fatalities or major injuries.

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