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Mayor Adams’ Statement On 4.8 Magnitute Earthquake Felt In New York City

April 5, 2024

NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Eric Adams released the following statement after New York City felt the impacts of a 4.8 magnitude earthquake:

“At approximately 10:23 AM, New York City felt the impact of a 4.8 magnitude earthquake. The epicenter was in Lebanon, New Jersey, about 50 miles from New York City. Our first responders are working to make sure New Yorkers are safe, and at this point, we do not have any reports of major impacts or injuries."

“I encourage all New Yorkers to check on your loved ones, and if you feel an aftershock, drop to the floor, cover your head and neck, and take cover under a solid piece of furniture, next to an interior wall, or in a doorway. So far no major life safety issues reported, no reported infrastructure issues, but we will continue our inspections of critical infrastructure.”

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