The Blazer

The Student News Site of World Journalism Preparatory School

The Blazer

The Blazer

NFL Draft Recap
NFL Draft Recap
May 17, 2024
Eternal Sunshine
Eternal Sunshine
May 16, 2024
FAFSA Turmoil
FAFSA Turmoil
May 14, 2024

Earthquake through NYC

Earthquake+through+NYC

By: Tomas Ljubicic, Jadon Zao, Jin Jin Baldwin, Junior Editors

At 10:25 am, on Friday, April 5th, New York experienced a 4.8 magnitude earthquake, affecting people throughout the area, including the students and staff at WJPS. The quake was centered near Lebanon, New Jersey, but was reported to be felt throughout the Northeast, even as far as New Hampshire. 

The event was unexpected due to the lack of fault lines in the area. The previous earthquake in New York CIty happened in August of 2011, which was centered in Virginia.

Many students and teachers at WJPS reported feeling the tremors, and were initially confused until they received multiple amber alerts on their phones. The school shook for approximately 15-30 seconds.

WJPS dean Ms. McCloskey commented on the event, “I was confused. I thought something was happening downstairs and I didn’t realize it was an earthquake until after it occurred.”

WJPS 11th grader Victoria Sepulveda said, “I thought someone was shaking my chair behind me and then I got text messages that it was actually an earthquake. They were asking me if I was ok.”

Photo by: Samantha Toapanta

More to Discover