Monday, May 20, 2024

Earthquake! New York Tri-State Area Hit by 4.8 Rocker, Rare and Unexpected: Felt Like a Truck Rumbling By


As you know by now, New York has been rocked!

We had a 4.8 earthquake around 10:23am, one hour ago. They say people felt it as far away as Baltimore and Philadelphia.

I’m up in Connecticut today, about 65 miles north of Manhattan. I felt it immediately. The building I was in is near the highest point on the Eastern Seaboard, about 10 miles away. The building shook like mad for about 7 seconds. I thought a truck was rumbling by on the main street.

At first there’s disbelief because earthquakes don’t happen here. But I’ve been through a few in California and know the feeling well. Back in 2005, I was on the top floor of a hotel in Los Angeles when something similar happened. It was very jarring.

Well, God is mad at us. Why? Because of our sports teams? Trump? This was a warning!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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