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.

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About Josh Popichak
Josh Popichak

Josh Popichak is a journalist and publisher who is passionate about providing an open online platform and advocating for independent, local news. He has covered news--first in print, later online--in the Saucon Valley area of eastern Pennsylvania since 2005. In addition to writing extensively about local issues, he uses Facebook, Instagram and other social media to help personalize and broaden awareness of topics affecting the communities he covers. He also manages the Facebook pages for several local businesses as part of his business, Saucon Source LLC. He is a 1999 graduate of Bates College, where he was a history major and arts editor for the student newspaper.

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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