In a surprising twist to their morning routines, New Yorkers in the borough of Queens were jolted awake today by a 1.7 magnitude earthquake. The United States Geological Survey confirmed the temblor struck at 5:45 AM, sending vibrations through buildings and eliciting startled reports from residents.
While thankfully no injuries were reported, the unexpected event generated a wave of excitement and curiosity across the city. Many took to social media to share their experiences, describing the sensation of shaking floors and rattling furniture.
For residents on Roosevelt Island, adjacent to Queens, the earthquake felt even more pronounced. Some. . .