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Earthquake hits off coast of Florida

A 3.7 magnitude earthquake hit off the east coast of Florida on Saturday afternoon.
A 3.7 magnitude earthquake hit off the east coast of Florida on Saturday afternoon.

Update: The apparent 3.7 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Florida was actually a 10,000-pound explosion set by the U.S. Navy to test their own ship.

A 3.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Daytona Beach on Saturday.

There were no reports of any impact on the coast and no damage was reported.

According to the U.S. geological survey, the epicenter was about 105 miles east off Florida’s east coast. The quake happened around 4 p.m.

In June, another 3.7-magnitude earthquake hit off the the coast of St. Augustine.

There have not been any earthquakes recorded with an epicenter in Florida, but sometimes shocks can be felt from earthquakes offshore. Earthquakes are relatively uncommon around Florida. According to the state’s Department of Environmental Protection, Florida sits on a section of the North American Plate that is less active than the section under California.

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