Shake and wake!
A 2.2 magnitude earthquake struck the New York metropolitan area early Friday morning, Fox Weather confirmed to The Post, leaving many around the city jostled awake by the temblor.
The quake hit south of Hastings-on-Hudson in Westchester County around 2 a.m., while the rumbling seemed to be concentrated in White Plains, Yonkers, and parts of northeast New Jersey, according to Fox meteorologist Christopher Tate.
There were no immediate reports of damage in the area.
One resident claimed to have felt the minor earthquake as far away as Danbury, Conn, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
Shocked local residents rushed to Twitter following the rare earthquake.
“DID NEW YORK JUST HAVE AN EARTHQUAKE????? HELLO,” one Twitter user tweeted.
“When the earthquakes follow you from cali to new york (i woke up to my house lurching at 2 a.m.),” another wrote.
“I think New York just had an earthquake…. Cause my bed was trembling and woke me up,” tweeted another user who reported feeling the quake.
Earthquakes of a magnitude of 3 and below will not usually result in much damage but are strong enough to be felt by those in the affected area, according to the USGS.
Significant destruction usually only occurs when the earthquake’s magnitudes are around 5.5 or higher.
In August 2011, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake rattled the East Coast and some Canadian provenances, bringing serious attention to the hazards that may arise in the unsuspecting areas of North East America.
“Damaging earthquakes do not strike the eastern U.S. often, but the potential consequences of not understanding and planning for such events with their widely distributed shaking could be severe,” a top USGS official, told the agency in 2021.
The largest recorded earthquake to strike New York was a 5.9 on the New York-Canada border on Sept. 5, 1944, which caused minor damage to surrounding towns, the NESEC reported.
A 3.8-magnitude earthquake struck the suburbs of Buffalo in early February.