USGS detects 1.7 Magnitude Earthquake West of Sinking Spring

The United States Geological Survey detected a small earthquake 2 kilometers West of Sinking Spring Sunday afternoon. The magnitude 1.7 quake was recorded on November 7, at a depth of 5 kilometers, in the area of Penn Ave near Aspen Ave.

The recorded time was 1:40pm Sunday. According to USGS, the small 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/us7000fsa8/

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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