A 2.3 magnitude earthquake shook Lancaster County Sunday afternoon. Lancaster County-Wide Communications was flooded with calls from various parts of the county after the brief rumble just before 5 p.m. The quake was centered about three kilometers southeast of Millersville, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS initially reported the quake measured 2.7 but lowered the number about 30 minutes later.
“Everything shook,” said Christina Duncan, of the 400 block of Herr Avenue in Millersville. “I thought the windows were going to shatter. “It was strange. It didn’t rumble like a typical earthquake. It was more like a boom — short, very fast,” Duncan said, comparing the feeling to a gas explosion in October 2011 at The Framery in Millersville. “It stopped me dead it my tracks. You could feel it in your chest,” Duncan added. There were no immediate reports of damage in the county. READ MORE