Courtesy of the United States Geological Survey

Did you feel that? USGS confirms 2.2 magnitude earthquake in Berks County

July 19, 2019 - 4:19 pm

SPRING RIDGE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- What was that rumble in Berks County? Well, according to the United States Geological Survey it was 2.2 magnitude earthquake.

The USGS reports, just after 1:10 p.m. today a small quake took place near Spring Ridge.

Courtesy of the United States Geological Survey

The depth of the earthquake was about two kilometers.

A 2.2 is considered a minor earthquake. Earthquakes are measured on a scale of 1-10 with 5 and above considered significant. 

However, the quake left so many people shook up that Berks DES was actually overwhelmed with calls.

About 130 people reported feeling it and many took to social media shortly after.

The USGS says they do not expect any significant damage from a quake of this magnitude and there has been no reported injures.