Dover International Speedway OK after 4.1-magnitude quake

The United States Geological Service initially reported that a 5.1 magnitude natural disaster struck Dover, Delaware on Thursday at 4:48 p.m.

A small 4.1-magnitude quake, shook DE on Thursday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Service said.

Speedway officials said there were no initial reports of damage on the track's grounds, but that a more comprehensive survey was planned once daylight returned Friday.

The quake, which was really a tremor, was originally reported as a 4.4 magnitude natural disaster but was quickly downgraded to 4.1. Keep checking abc7NY for the latest on this developing story.

The natural disaster was first reported as magnitude 5.1 by the United States Geological Survey, but was downgraded twice.

Reports of shaking from the quake were reported in New York City and Long Island and as far north as Kingston in New York State.

Twitter users, including History Professor Kevin Kruse, also feeling the quake in Princeton.

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Rumbles DC Area

DE 105.9's Rob Petree hit the streets of Dover for reaction from residents on what they experienced during the quake, which one man said was deafening.

"Aftershocks are a possibility with this quake", said Caruso.

In Baltimore, the jolt was strong enough to send some people streaming out of buildings and into the streets.

Hundreds of people said they felt it.

"When we felt it we looked at each other like, 'Are we losing it?'" said Albarmawi as they ventured back upstairs after waiting for a few minutes outside. Carberry, who is from the West Coast, said she told co-workers, "I'm pretty sure this is an natural disaster". "It was actually pretty scary and pretty surprising".

Initially, the USGS reported the natural disaster at 5.1, but later downgraded the number to 4.4 then 4.1. It caused damage to public buildings, pipes and monuments, most notably the National Cathedral and the Washington Monument.

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