Severe Thunderstorm Warning New York City – Magnitude 4.3 Earthquake Strikes VIRGINIA
Source: The National Weather Service
3:34pm EDT, Thu Jul 14
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FROM 3:34PM EDT THU UNTIL 4:30PM EDT THU
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON NY HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… UNION COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN NEW JERSEY… EASTERN PASSAIC COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN NEW JERSEY… ESSEX COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN NEW JERSEY… SOUTHEASTERN BERGEN COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN NEW JERSEY… HUDSON COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN NEW JERSEY… KINGS COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN NEW YORK… RICHMOND COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN NEW YORK… NEW YORK COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN NEW YORK… BRONX COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN NEW YORK…
* UNTIL 430 PM EDT
* AT 332 PM EDT… A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR MORRISTOWN… MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.
HAZARD… 60 MPH WIND GUSTS.
SOURCE… RADAR INDICATED.
IMPACT… EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS… SIDING… AND TREES.
* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… NEW YORK… NEWARK… JERSEY CITY… PATERSON… ELIZABETH… PASSAIC… BAYONNE… WAYNE… HOBOKEN… PLAINFIELD… BLOOMFIELD… HACKENSACK… LINDEN… BERGENFIELD… PARAMUS… SUMMIT… LYNDHURST… MILLBURN… RUTHERFORD AND SECAUCUS. THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION. THIS STORM IS PRODUCING WIDESPREAD WIND DAMAGE ACROSS NORTHEAST NJ. SEEK SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS!
Magnitude 4.3 Earthquake Strikes VIRGINIA
Just days after an extremely rare earthquake struck off the east coast of Florida, and even more rare earthquake has struck in Virginia. The magnitude 4.3 quake took place at coordinates 37.30 N 81.93 W in the far western area of Virginia as shown on the map above. The quake registered at a depth of 10 km.
Earthquakes east of the Rocky Mountains are rare, but earthquakes on the US east coast are extremely rare. The makeup of the soil beneath the east coast is mostly bedrock, much harder and much older earth than out west. As such, when a quake occurs in the east, the vibrations travel farther and faster through the hard rock making the quake felt at much greater distances than they would be felt if the quake took place in other areas such as California.
There is no explanation right now as to why earthquakes have begun taking place is Florida and Virginia this week. The seismic areas in each place are long settled and earthquakes are extremely rare.
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