‘Violent rumble’: 4.8 magnitude earthquake hits New York City region

A 4.8-greatness quake struck close to New York City early Friday, the US Land Review said, 

shaking structures and astonishing occupants in a space that seldom encounters huge seismic action yet clearly caused no significant harm.

The focal point was close to Whitehouse Station in New Jersey and happened not long after 10:20 a.m. ET (1420 GMT)

at a profundity of 4.7 kilometers (2.9 miles), the USGS said.

Individuals detailed feeling the quakes from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts. 

A representative for the New York City Police Division said they had not gotten any reports of harm.

Charita Walcott, 38, of the Bronx precinct of New York, said the shake "felt like

a brutal thunder that went on around 30 seconds or somewhere in the vicinity."

"It resembled being in a drum circle, that vibration," he said.