According to The USGS Earthquake Hazards Program of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) a magnitude 2.0 earthquake occurred in Sykesville, Maryland (39.365°N 76.914°W) at 11:49pm on October 11th.
Here is a map of the area noted above:
You can see the technical details of the earthquake here: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us6000isx1/origin/detail?source=us&code=us6000isx1
WTOP (see link to the article below) reports no injuries as a result of this incident.
Past earthquakes in our area:
- August 15, 2021: 1.7 magnitude in Woodlawn (See more)
- August 04, 2021: 2.1 magnitude in Clarksville (See more)
- June 27, 2021: 1.6 magnitude in Irvington (See more)
View a more complete list of earthquakes in our area here: https://earthquaketrack.com/p/united-states/maryland/recent
Various reports of the earthquake last night can be found below:
12:03 am Earthquake alert – Preliminary info: M2.0 Z=4km 03:49 10/12 UTC, 4.7 km ESE of Sykesville, Maryland https://t.co/UVaq4tvCIX 7a966
— Frederick Scanner (@FredScanner) October 12, 2022
— Earthquake Alerts (@QuakesToday) October 12, 2022
USGS reported a 2.0 magnitude earthquake 2.5 miles east of Sykesville at 11:49 mph Tuesday evening. Did you feel it?
— Tom Tasselmyer (@ttasselWBAL) October 12, 2022
— WMAR-2 News (@WMAR2News) October 12, 2022
Small earthquake reported last night near Sykesville, MD. Did you feel it?
— Ava Marie (@AvaWBAL) October 12, 2022
BREAKING: A 2.0 magnitude earthquake shakes parts of Central Maryland late Tuesday evening. https://t.co/v3VbUjeVCN
— WTOP (@WTOP) October 12, 2022
I slept through it here in Finksburg. Did you feel it last night? Let me know in the comments.