Conspiracy theory runs wild linking New York City’s 4.8-magnitude earthquake to date of solar eclipse

April 06, 2024

WILD claims have circulated online about a supposed link between the 4.8 magnitude earthquake that shook New York City and a solar event next week — and some eclipse reason. A 4.0 magnitude aftershock hit near Gladstone, New Jersey, 37 miles west of New York City, at around 6 pm. "4.8 magnitude earthquake. eclipse 4/8. My kids loved it," a New York City teacher named Jessica R. told The U.S. Sun.