Thousands of New Yorkers felt a 4.8 magnitude earthquake early Friday morning.

According to an online earthquake tracker, the earthquake was centered in Tewksbury, NJ and the aftershock was felt several hundred miles away including parts of New York State.


New York State Governor Kathy Hocul issued a statement on social media saying her team is looking into the event.

It was just 9 days ago that another earthquake was reported around the same area. That earthquake was reported around 1:30 am on April 14th. That quake was measured as a magnitude of 2.6 and was recorded just outside of Watertown

Earthquakes are not uncommon in New York as the state does sit on a couple of fault lines.

The fault line that runs near Western and Central New York is called the Clarendon-Linden fault system.

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So what was the largest-ever earthquake to hit New York State? That would have been back in 1944 when a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck near the New York-Canadian border, causing damage in Massena.

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