US officials disclose that there’s no threat of a tsunami along the East Coast after a tremor shakes. At 1:51 p.m. today, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 occured near Richmond, Virginia. But tremors could be felt from North Carolina and all the way up to Toronto, Canada. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake had a depth of about 3.7 miles.
The National Weather Service’s West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center indicated that the quake was far enough inland that it would not trigger a tsunami. The statement went on to read, “However, in coastal areas of intense shaking, locally generated tsunamis can be triggered by underwater landslides.”
According to the USGS, “earthquake in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, although less frequently than in the American West, usually on a much wider area and east of the Rocky Mountains to feel a earthquake in a region can be either how to feel ten times larger than a similar magnitude earthquake on the West Coast. ”
Daniel Davis, a professor of geophysics at the University Stony Brook, said, “This is a relatively large earthquake in the eastern United States,”. “The United States East is very effective for transmitting seismic waves through this type of line, its better then the west. So you have an earthquake of the same size here and in the west, you’ll feel better and farther to the east. “