4.7-Magnitude Earthquake Recorded Off Ocean City Coast - NBC4 Washington

4.7-Magnitude Earthquake Recorded Off Ocean City Coast

No tsunami warning has been issued

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    4.7-Magnitude Earthquake Recorded Off Ocean City Coast
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    A woman observes the damage to the Fishing Pier after Hurricane Sandy hit the region October 30, 2012 in Ocean City, Maryland. The storm has claimed at least 33 lives in the United States, and has caused massive flooding across much of the Atlantic seaboard. U.S. President Barack Obama has declared the situation a "major disaster" for large areas of the U.S. east coast, including New York City, with widespread power outages and significant flooding in parts of the city. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    A light earthquake has been recorded off the coast of Maryland.

    The U.S. Geological Survey says the 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck Tuesday evening in the Atlantic Ocean, about 136 miles (219 kilometers) southeast of Ocean City, Maryland. No tsunami warning has been issued.

    In a Facebook post, Ocean City town officials said emergency officials were monitoring the situation but had not observed any effects from the quake.

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