1.3 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded Near Wyomissing

The United States Geological Survey detected a small earthquake near Wyomissing Wednesday evening. The magnitude 1.3 quake was recorded on April 8th, at a depth of 5 kilometers, south southwest of Wyomissing along Reading Boulevard.

The recorded time was 9:29pm Wednesday evening. 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/us70008s4q

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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