Earthquake in Saucon Valley: Some Felt It, Some Didn’t

No, that wasn’t Santa and Rudolph on the roof, in town for an early visit.

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake with its epicenter about 100 miles south of Saucon Valley in central Delaware was felt Thursday afternoon by some local residents, but not by others.

Channel 6 Action News in Philadelphia reported that the 4:47 p.m. temblor’s epicenter was located about six miles east-northeast of Dover, Del., according to the United States Geological Service (USGS), which initially measured it at 5.1 on the Richter scale but quickly revised that number.

Credit: USGS

A USGS map shows where the Nov. 30 earthquake was felt throughout southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and beyond. In the Saucon Valley only some people felt the temblor.

Locally, residents from Society Hill in Lower Saucon Township to First Avenue and Spruce Street in Hellertown to Stanley Avenue in Fountain Hill were quick to post on social media that they felt what seemed to be an earthquake.

Others commented that they had not felt a thing.

Did you feel the earthquake? If you did, tell us where you were when you did, and how it felt.

One thought on “Earthquake in Saucon Valley: Some Felt It, Some Didn’t

  1. I’m on West Point Drive off Bingen Rd, and did not feel anything. Of course I was taking a nap……..but my artwork is still hanging straight, so I guess it didn’t get this far.

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