USGS Detects 2.1 Magnitude Earthquake near Sinking Spring

The United States Geological Survey detected a small earthquake near Sinking Spring Friday night. The magnitude 2.1 quake was recorded on November 12, at a depth of 1.8 kilometers, 1.24 miles West South West of Sinking Spring, near Fritztown Road and Mountain Home Road.

The recorded time was 10:47pm Friday night. The earthquake was picked up by multiple monitoring stations and dozens of citizen reports.

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Read the full USGS earthquake report here:

USGS epicenter map.

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.

This is the third earthquake in Berks County this week

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On Sunday, November 7, a 1.7 Magnitude Earthquake was detected West of Sinking Spring:

On Friday morning, November 12, a 1.6 Magnitude Earthquake was detected West of Leesport:

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