USGS Records Magnitude 1.0 Earthquake Near Grings Mill Park

According to the USGS, a small earthquake, magnitude 1.0, shook Berks County early Monday morning. The earthquake was recorded on July 29th at a depth of 2 kilometers, North Northeast of Wyomissing Hills, PA, near the the Grings Mill Recreation Area.

The recorded time was 1:18am. The earthquake was picked up by multiple monitoring stations. However, a 1.0 magnitude earthquake is not typically noticeable on the surface.

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This makes six USGS recorded earthquakes in Berks County in 2019.

  • 3/18/19 – Whitfield, PA – 1.1 magnitude
  • 4/10/19 – Whitfield, PA – 1.6 magnitude
  • 4/11/19 – Wernersville, PA – 1.0 magnitude
  • 4/20/19 – Wernersville, PA – .9 magnitude
  • 7/19/19 – Spring Ridge, PA – 2.2 magnitude
  • 7/29/19 – Wyomissing Hills, PA – 1.0 magnitude

View the full USGS Earthquake Report here: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ld60066403/executive

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