CROWNSVILLE, Md. (WJZ)–A small earthquake rattles parts of Maryland Saturday night and dozens of residents say they felt the earth move!
The U.S. Geological Survey says a 2.2 earthquake was registered at 10:07 p.m. Saturday, in Crownsville, Maryland.
Although experts consider it weak, the earthquake is the strongest we’ve had in Maryland in at least a year.
WJZ’s Amy Yensi has the latest
The center of the earthquake is registered in Crownsville, sending trembles throughout Anne Arundel County. Some reports come in from Howard and Baltimore Counties.
“I went outside to see if it was something else. Like a big truck accident happened,” said one resident.
Maryland experience their last quake three years ago, rattling buildings along the East Coast.
“And then the walls of the elevator. They’re metal and they start to shake,” said another resident.
Unlike in previous years, Saturday’s quake did not cause any property damage, but the shock waves linger.
Many took to social media to share the experience, saying they could feel the small quake in Gambrills, Crofton and in Severna Park.
“It shook the entire house. It wasn’t a little bit of shaking. It was quite a bit.”
Residents tell us the earthquake lasted no more than 15 seconds. Other say they didn’t notice it at all.
One of the strongest earthquakes produced in Maryland occurred five years ago and was assigned a magnitude of 3.4.