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USGS confirms earthquake in Baltimore area

UPDATE 3: The Baltimore City Fire Department now says there are no reports of any damage.

UPDATE 2: The Baltimore County Fire Department says that no injuries are being reported at this time.

UPDATE: The Baltimore Firefighters Union says crews are responding to multiple reports of damage around Baltimore City. 

Original story below…


BALTIMORE, MD—The United States Geological Survey has confirmed that an earthquake was felt in Baltimore on Friday afternoon.

USGS reported that a 2.6-magnitude earthquake, centered near the Woodlawn area, occurred at just before 3:45 p.m.

The temblor had a depth of around 2 kilometers.

Residents reported feeling the earthquake in the downtown Baltimore area.

More information is available at UGSG here.

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