USGS detects 1.6 Magnitude Earthquake West of Leesport

The United States Geological Survey detected a small earthquake near Leesport Friday morning. The magnitude 1.6 quake was recorded on November 12, at a depth of 5.1 kilometers, West South West of Leesport, close to Plum Creek Road and Davis Bridge Road.

The recorded time was 2:06am Friday morning. The earthquake was picked up by multiple monitoring stations.

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Read the full USGS earthquake report here: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us7000fth9

According to the USGS, Berks falls into the Lancaster seismic zone of southeastern Pennsylvania. Earthquakes in the central and eastern U.S., although less frequent than in the western U.S., are typically felt over a much broader region. East of the Rockies, an earthquake can be felt over an area as much as ten times larger than a similar magnitude earthquake on the west coast.

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