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Magnitude 4.4 quake strikes Delaware: USGS

(Reuters) – A magnitude 4.4 quake struck Delaware on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake, rare in the U.S. Northeast, was previously reported at magnitude 5.1. It was centered 3 miles (4.8 km) from Little Creek, Delaware, and was felt in Philadelphia in the neighboring state of Pennsylvania, some 57 miles (91 km) from the epicenter.

Reporting by Sandra Maler in Washington; Editing by Peter Cooney

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