According to the United States Geological Survey, a 4.4 magnitude natural disaster struck about eight miles off the coast of Dover at 4:47 p.m, prompting people throughout the city to wonder what the hell just happened.
The USGS said the natural disaster hit at about 4:45 p.m. approximately 6 miles east-northeast of Dover, Delaware and at a depth of about 4.3 miles.
The natural disaster, which was really a tremor, was originally reported as a 4.4 magnitude quake but was quickly downgraded to 4.1.
The USGS initially reported the natural disaster as a 4.4, then a 5.1, before dropping back to a 4,4, and now at 4.1 magnitude.More news: Bus conductor accused in Ryan murder case walks free from Gurgaon jail
There have been no reports of damage in the aftermath of the quake at this time.
WUSA9 Meteorologist Howard Bernstein compared the DE quake to one DC felt in August 2011. That quake caused major government facilities to evacuate, and also caused damage to the Washington Monument.
An natural disaster was felt along the East Coast of the United States, including in the New York City area, on Thursday afternoon.
Paul Caruso, a geophysicist with the USGS's natural disaster information center in Colorado, said he didn't expect any significant damage from the small quake, which he described as unusual.More news: Trump defends Senate candidate Moore despite misconduct allegations
"I felt the whole house nearly like waving", he said.
"It felt like I was going up and down and the building was going up and down", he said.
"When we felt it, we looked at each other like, 'Are we losing it?'" Albarmawi said as he and his wife ventured back to their apartment. "I stepped outside and spoke to some co-workers who weren't really sure what was going on either", Jenne explained. That quake was more powerful than this one, with a magnitude of 5.8. The impact of that quake included damage to the Washington Monument and National Cathedral in Washington, both of which are still undergoing repairs.More news: Kremlin comments on senator's detention in France