An earthquake struck just over 100 miles east of Cape Canaveral. | U.S. Geological SurveyAn earthquake struck just over 100 miles east of Cape Canaveral. | U.S. Geological Survey

Earthquake rumbles off the East Coast of Florida

Published on February 8, 2024 at 1:15 pm

A rare earthquake was reported off the East Coast of Florida, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The magnitude 4.0 earthquake registered a little more than 100 miles east of Cape Canaveral, just before 11 p.m. Wednesday.

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Several people from Palm Coast to Vero Beach have reported feeling the rumblings.

The USGS says there is no risk of damage or loss of life from this event.

Officials say Florida is one of the states that’s had the fewest earthquakes on record. Since 2000, there has been one other reported earthquake along the East Coast — about 90 miles east of Jacksonville in 2001.

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author image Reporter, WJCT News 89.9 Steven Ponson has six years of experience covering news in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida. Prior to arriving on the First Coast, Steven also worked in radio in Orlando. He attended the University of Central Florida where he earned a degree in radio and television. Steven has been a reporter, producer, anchor and board operator. Outside of work, Steven loves to watch sports, cook delicious cajun food (as any good Louisiana native does) and spend time outdoors.
author image Reporter, WJCT News 89.9 Steven Ponson has six years of experience covering news in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida. Prior to arriving on the First Coast, Steven also worked in radio in Orlando. He attended the University of Central Florida where he earned a degree in radio and television. Steven has been a reporter, producer, anchor and board operator. Outside of work, Steven loves to watch sports, cook delicious cajun food (as any good Louisiana native does) and spend time outdoors.