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Airports Delayed Due To East Coast Earthquake

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A American Airlines terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport / AP File Photo
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A American Airlines terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport / AP File Photo

Flights at New York’s JFK Airport and Newark’s Liberty Airport have resumed following an earthquake reported earlier today in Virginia. According to Huffington Post, JFK and Newark airports were evacuated but have since been checked for damage and resumed service.

“We’ve issued a temporary ground stop while we assess the earthquake impact. In the meantime, enjoy that Carole King,” Jet Blue tweeted earlier, and then, “All airports are open, though flights may experience some delays.”

Long Island’s MacArthur Airport experienced no evacuations or delays and tweeted, “The recent earthquake has not affected travel at MacArthur. Departing and arriving flights are currently on schedule.”

According to the FAA, airports across the East Coast are experiencing delays including, New Jersey’s Newark, Washington D.C.’s Regan National and Philidelphia’s International Airports.

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This afternoon, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck Mineral, Virginia, 75 miles southwest of Washington, DC. and shook up the entire East Coast from as far south as North Carolina up to Toronto, Canada.

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