4.8 magnitude earthquake in New Jersey, New York also trembles. There was also a brief stop to the UN's work


By John

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake was recorded in New Jersey according to the American geophysical institute, Usgs. The tremors were also felt in New York City.

During the earthquake that shook New York, the effects were also felt at the UN headquarters in midtown Manhattan. The work of the Security Council, meeting to address the situation in Gaza, stopped for a few seconds, and then resumed. The quake, measuring 4.8 on the Richter Scale, was also felt in Philadelphia and Boston.

New York and New Jersey airports blocked after earthquake

American aviation authorities temporarily block John F. Kennedy airports in New York and Newark in New Jersey to check whether the earthquake has caused any damage.

The Russian consulate in New York evacuated due to the earthquake

The Russian Consulate General in New York has temporarily evacuated visitors due to the earthquake felt in the city. The Russian consul general in New York, Alexander Zakharov, told TASS. “The visitors have been temporarily evacuated,” the diplomat underlined, adding that so far no requests have been received from the Russians present in the city in relation to the earthquake.