People react to the earthquake that shook New Jersey and surrounding areas – NBC10 Philadelphia


Did you feel your house shaking on Friday morning? According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), an earthquake struck New Jersey and its effects were felt throughout the East Coast, including Pennsylvania, Delaware and New York.

Officials said the magnitude 4.8 earthquake struck Hunterdon County, New Jersey, at 10:23 a.m. ET.

The tremors didn't last long, but the earthquake was felt in Philadelphia, surrounding suburbs and parts of New Jersey, Delaware and New York.

People flocked outside or to social media to find out what happened and to share their experiences.

NBC10's Yukare Nakayama spoke with Mark, an employee at the Comcast Center in Philadelphia, about his experience after the earthquake.

“I was sitting at my desk and saw my monitor shaking back and forth,” Mark said. “And a few other people on the floor stood up and we all said, ‘Did you feel that? Did you feel that?' And we all thought it must have been an earthquake or something. We couldn't tell exactly what it was. Then we saw the alarm come on our phones.

“I was really afraid, was Jesus coming back? Maybe,” an upset woman in Philadelphia told NBC10.

On the other hand, some people did not feel the shaking. NBC10's Deanna Durante spoke to some vendors at a flower market in Flourtown and some people said they didn't feel anything.

“When I was driving I just thought it was the bass of the music. “I didn’t notice,” said one woman.