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    What’s Going On? Small Earthquake, 2nd in as Many Weeks, Rocks Delaware

    Updated: December 14, 2017 at 8:45 am EST  See Comments

    The U.S. Geological Survey says a small earthquake has occurred in Delaware after another happened there nearly two weeks before.

    The USGS says the magnitude 1.2 earthquake occurred Wednesday at 12:45 a.m. roughly 8 miles northeast of Dover. A magnitude 4.1 happened on Nov. 30 roughly 6 miles from the city, south of where Wednesday’s was.

    The Wednesday quake had a depth of more than 1.5 miles, while the depth of the November one was more than 6 miles.

    November’s tremor may have been the largest earthquake in Delaware since one along the Delaware River near Wilmington in October 1871.

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