If you felt the ground shaking once again this evening, you were not alone. The area just experienced its largest aftershock since Friday's initial quake.

The USGS just confirmed that a 4.0 aftershock was reported in New Jersey just before 6:00 p.m. It was centered near Gladstone, NJ, which is only a short distance from Friday's initial quake, in the Lebanon, NJ area.

Reports across New Jersey, Philadelphia, and New York all confirmed more shaking this evening.

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It was immediately acknowledged by multiple public agencies — including New Jersey's Governor Phil Murphy who urged residents to only use 911 for emergencies:

Additionally, the NYC Office of Emergency Management said they experienced the shaking at their facility.

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The New York Office of Emergency Management this update on social media:

The Empire State Building's account on X.com (formerly known as Twitter) appeared to acknowledge the shaking as well with a sense of humor:

Reports on social media said that this evening's aftershock was the strongest one of the day. As many as 7 to 8 smaller shocks were reported through the afternoon.

Aftershocks are typical following a seismic event such as this, scientists say.

Friday morning's initial 4.8 magnitude quake was centered around Lebanon, NJ.

Officials continue to remind us that we may experience aftershocks for a few more days.

The threat to the public in terms of any damage is expected to remain low.

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