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4.7 magnitude earthquake reported off Virginia coast

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Posted at 8:31 PM, Jan 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-15 20:31:03-05

Photo: United States Geological Survey

ATLANTIC OCEAN – A 4.7 magnitude earthquake was reported off the coast of Virginia Tuesday night.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake happened about 219 kilometers – or 136 miles – east-southeast of Ocean City, Maryland, around 6:30 p.m.

The USGS did not report any possible threats or effects from the earthquake.

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