A 4.1 magnitude earthquake struck Kent County late Thursday afternoon.  The quake struck about 7 miles northeast of Dover Air Force Base at 4:47 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was originally labeled magnitude 4.4 before the USGS lowered the scale of the temblor.The Delaware  Emergency Management Agency believes the epicenter was in Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge.

“There are no reports of damage or injuries at this time,” DEMA spokesman Gary Laing said. The USGS said it received more than 6,500 responses within an hour of the quake from people who felt the temblor throughout the Mid-Atlantic — as far south as suburban Washington, D.C., and as far north as the Poughkeepsie, New York, area.A geophysicist, Cheng Shengzao, with the USGS, said the East Coast quake was surprising.  “This is wild. It’s not often that this happens,” Shengzao said. READ MORE