OCEAN CITY, Md. (WJZ) — An earthquake was reported off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday according to the U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program.

2011 Earthquake ‘100 Times Bigger’ Than Tuesday’s Earthquake Off OCMD Coast

The earthquake hit 136 miles off the coast of Ocean City and had a depth of 10 kilometers or 6.2 miles.

However, there is no chance of a tsunami, according to USGS, and more than 50 people reported feeling a slight tremor.

The USGS website shows dozens of people reported feeling a small rumble from Ocean Pines all the way down the coast of Virginia Beach and points south.

The town of Ocean City posted a statement on Facebook:

“The Town of Ocean City is aware of an earthquake that took place in the Atlantic, approximately 130 miles off shore and nearly 6 miles deep. Although we have seen no effects here, our Emergency Services Department has been in contact with our State partners and will be monitoring if needed.”

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Comments (37)
  1. Stu Pedasso says:

    Obviously due to global warming, eh? Just ask any Liberal.

  2. Big Mama says:

    Its Fracking..its Climate Change..its Fossil fuels..its Putin..its Trump..that ought to cover it

  3. Harry Elden says:

    It was the V K Konavalov, sunk by The USS Dallas and Red October.

  4. Emoh Nur says:

    We always like to think we have a handle on things but when the earth decides we’re outa here we’re outa here.

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