Small earthquake shakes Baltimore area

June 25, 2021 GMT

WOODLAWN, Md. (AP) — 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 (2.5 kilometers) deep.

Fire department officials in Baltimore city and Baltimore County said they had no reports of injuries or damage from the quake more than an hour after it struck.