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2.6-magnitude earthquake felt in Maryland, centered near Woodlawn

June 25th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

A small earthquake shook the Baltimore area on Friday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 2.6, happened around 3:40 p.m., according to Paul Caruso, a geophysicist at the USGS National Earthquake Information Center. It was centered in Woodlawn, just west of Baltimore, and was about 1.5 miles deep.

People in the Baltimore area tweeted about feeling the temblor, but it wasn't yet clear if it caused any damage.

In 2017, a 4.1-magnitude earthquake was felt in Maryland that originated in Delaware. A more substantial 5.8-magnitude earthquake was felt in 2011 in Maryland that was centered in Virginia. Damage was strewn throughout the Baltimore area from fallen trees and bricks from buildings.

The USGS reported a 2.6 magnitude earthquake near Woodlawn this afternoon