Earthquake (a Very Small One) Hits Clementon
The Nov. 23 Clementon earthquake won't exactly go down in the history books.
That wasn't the stampeding of Black Friday shoppers this morning—it was an earthquake.
Albeit, a very minor one. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) confirms a small earthquake of 2.1 magnitude rumbled through Clementon this morning. Don't feel bad if you didn't feel it: the earthquake was 3.2 miles below the earth's surface and happened at 12:13 a.m.
Today's earthquake was nothing like the rumbler that hit in August 2011. That earthquake's epicenter was in Richmond, VA, but felt along the East Coast. It came in nearly three times higher on the Richter Scale as Friday's, at a 5.9 magnitude. The August 2011 earthquake was strong enough to damage the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., which still remains closed with structural problems.
And we don't even get to feel special about a Black Friday earthquake. The USGS had its eye on about 50 others, all on Black Friday morning and just in the United States.
Did you feel the earth move under your feet?
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