Magnitude 4.8 earthquake hits New York City region and Northeast

the U.S. Geographical Study said, stirring structures all over the East Coast

and astonishing occupants in a space that seldom encounters huge seismic action.

The focal point was in Tewksbury, focal New Jersey, around 40 miles (64 km) west of New York City.

 It happened soon after 10:20 ET (1420 GMT) at a profundity of 4.7 kilometers (2.9 miles), the USGS said.

No significant damage was attributed, but New York Chief Representative Kathy Hochul

warned of the possibility of aftershocks at a news conference. Designing groups are reviewing roads and extensions.

"It's probably the biggest tremor on the East Coast quite recently," he said.

New York City Chairman Eric Adams told a news conference that no injuries 

had been detected other than encouraging residents to hide under furniture, in doorways