Small Tremor Before the Sixth Seal: Revelation 6:12

Berks County has another small earthquake you most likely didn’t feel; it’s the third to hit county in week


A small earthquake rattled parts of Berks County on Friday night, the second one of the day and third in a week.

The 2.1 magnitude tremor registered just west of Sinking Spring at 10:47 p.m. Friday, according to the National Earthquake Information Center of the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was 1.8 miles deep. The center said about 150 people reported feeling the quake. It’s the same area where a 1.7-magnitude quake was recorded about 1:40 p.m. on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT

Earlier Friday, a 1.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded near Leesport around 2 a.m.

Generally, quakes with a magnitude of less than 3 aren’t felt, unless they are especially close to the surface.ADVERTISEMENT

Pennsylvania’s worst earthquake was in 1998 in the northwestern part of the state. The 5.2-magnitude tremor caused minor structural damage but had significant effects on the local groundwater system.

A 5.8-magnitude Virginia earthquake in 2011 was widely felt in Pennsylvania, though damage here was minor. It was the largest quake in the central and eastern United States since 1944. Smaller earthquakes with epicenters in adjoining states have also been felt in Pennsylvania

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