Magnitude 6.0 quake hits southeast Iran, US Geological Survey says

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Dover International Speedway officials report the track and its staff are safe and sound after a 4.1-magnitude natural disaster shook the DE facility around 4:47 p.m. ET Thursday afternoon.

The quake previous registered as a magnitude 4.4.

The quake was measured by the U.S. Geological Survey at a magnitude of 4.1 on the Richter scale.

Initial reports stated the natural disaster was a 5.1 magnitude, but has since been downgraded to a 4.4.

There have been no reports of injuries or damage thus far. However, in DE, the quake jolted downtown Dover, sending lawmakers and workers in the statehouse outdoors to see what happened. It could be felt by some New York City and Long Island residents, too.

The epicenter was about 50 miles from Philadelphia, 90 miles from Washington and 125 miles from New York City.

Paul Caruso is a geophysicist with the USGS's quake information center in Colorado. It was hard to immediately predict if there would be aftershocks, she said.

Others commented that they had not felt a thing.

Caruso said he didn't expect any significant damage, given the small size of the quake.

AP writes that Sgt. Rene Carberry - a spokeswoman at Dover Air Force Base - said people on the military installation felt it; some went outside to see if something fell down.

For some area residents, the event stirred memories of a magnitude 5.8 quake - centered in Louisa County, Virginia - that rocked much of the eastern United States in August 2011.

"What we felt was kinda just a rumble, and I didn't quite know what to make of it and it was loud as well".

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