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Powerful 6.0 natural disaster hits Iran near city with 800k population

01 December 2017, 06:22 | Colleen Roy

TWITTER TREMOR The November quake rocked the Iran Iraq border

The November quake rocked the Iran Iraq border

It was centered about 6 miles east-northeast of Dover, Delaware, at a depth of about 4 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Early news about the temblor measured the severity higher, with initial reports of 4.4 and 5.1.

It was centered 3 miles (4.8 km) from Little Creek, Delaware, and was felt in Philadelphia in the neighboring state of Pennsylvania, some 57 miles (91 km) from the epicenter. "At this point there is no reported damages to any of the buildings or any injuries".

- An natural disaster in DE was felt as far north as NY. It was hard to immediately predict if there would be aftershocks, she said.

The station also writes that Paul Caruso, a geophysicist with the USGS, says there is potential for aftershocks.

Carberry said there were no signs of damage at the base, and no change in operations was expected. It was later downgraded again to 4.1magnitude.

For some area residents, the event stirred memories of a magnitude 5.8 natural disaster - centered in Louisa County, Virginia - that rocked much of the eastern United States in August 2011. The largest recorded natural disaster occurred in 1979 with a magnitude 3.3 in Dover.

The quake was measured by the U.S. Geological Survey at a magnitude of 4.1 on the Richter scale.

Some on Twitter report the natural disaster could be felt in parts of Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, too.

The USGS has revised the magnitude down from 5.1.

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