A mild 2.2 magnitude earthquake was confirmed just outside of New York City around 2 a.m. Friday, according to the United States Geological Survey.
The quake was recorded in Westchester County, New York, around the Hastings-On-Hudson and Yonkers area, according to the USGS, an uncommon occurrence in nation’s most populated metro area.
Hastings-On-Hudson is a small village less than 20 miles north of Manhattan.
Major earthquakes are rare in the New York City area. The last shake to measure a magnitude of 5.0 or more in the region was an 1884 earthquake that toppled chimneys, according to Columbia University.
Source: USA TODAY