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The east coast of the U.S. experienced a rare occurrence on Thursday, as Delaware experienced an earthquake.

The quake was a magnitude 4.1 and its epicenter was about 13 miles from the Dover International Speedway, according to NBC Sports.


The quake was strong enough that it was felt in a wide-spread area. Washington DC, eastern Maryland, northern Virginia, eastern Pennsylvania (including Philadelphia) and as far north as Poughkeepsie, N.Y. experienced the earthquake that struck at 4:47 p.m. according to the U.S. Geographical Survey as reported by NBC Sports.

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The last earthquake to strike the same area, was nearly 140 years ago in 1879, according to The News Journal.

There haven’t been any reports of serious damage and on a lighter note, it’s been reported that Miles the Monster is okay.

“Miles is still intact!” reported a track official. Of course they were talking about Miles the Monster, the 46-foot tall official statue and mascot of the Monster Mile.

It’s good to know Miles is still standing tall at the speedway.

Everyone’s favorite rock monster survived a 4.1 magnitude earthquake Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images
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