Lehigh Valley residents report feeling quake

The USGS has reported a 5.1-magnitude natural disaster just a few miles from Dover, Delaware that some said they could feel and down the East Coast.

The epicenter was measured just 6 miles east-northeast of the 1-mile concrete track, according to the United States Geological Society.

There have been no reports of injuries or damage thus far.

According to preliminary information and a tsunami information statement from the National Tsunami Warning Center, the quake did not have a high enough magnitude to generate a tsunami. Keep checking abc7NY for the latest on this developing story. Residents in New York City and as far south as northern Virginia reported feeling the quake.

The quake also grazed through parts of Maryland.

Caruso said he didn't expect any significant damage, given the small size of the quake.

John Bellini, a geophysicist USGS's quake information centre in Colorado, said any damage would be limited. However, in DE, the quake jolted downtown Dover, sending lawmakers and workers in the statehouse outdoors to see what happened.

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For some area residents, the event stirred memories of a magnitude 5.8 natural disaster - centered in Louisa County, Virginia - that rocked much of the eastern United States in August 2011.

"I felt the whole house nearly like waving", he said.

The jolt was strong enough in downtown Baltimore that a smattering of residents streamed out of office towers and into the streets.

Hundreds of people said they felt it.

Others commented that they had not felt a thing.

She said there were no signs of damage at the base, and no change was expected in its operations.

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