The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) of New York said that “there is currently no impact on service as a result of the earthquake felt throughout the metropolitan area.”
A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck the eastern seaboard of the U.S. just before 2 p.m. (EDT). It was centered in a small town near Richmond, Va., and tremors were felt as far north as Rhode Island and Toronto, Canada.
However, Amtrak reported that rail service along the Northeast Corridor between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. “is operating at reduced speeds.”
“Amtrak crews are working to inspect stations and railroad infrastructure before returning to normal operation,” the rail service stated.
“We have no reported injuries at this time. Passengers should expect delays.”