1783 New Jersey earthquake
November 30, 1783Local: November 29
03:50 UTCLocal: 10:50 PM
|Magnitude||5.3 (Richter scale)|
|Countries or regions||USA|
Shaking was felt from New Hampshire to Pennsylvania. A brief foreshock occurred at 9:00 PM on November 29 (02:00 UTC on November 30) and an aftershock five hours later were reported only in New York and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The earthquake caused intensity VII damage on the Mercalli scale. George Washington was sleeping at Fraunces Tavern when the earthquake struck, he was not woken by the tremors.
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