Historic Earthquakes

New Jersey - Delaware border
1871 10 09 14:40 UTC
Intensity VII

Largest Earthquake in Delaware

Chimneys toppled and windows broke in northern Delaware at Wilmington. Damage also was reported at New Castle (10 kilometers south of Wilmington) and at Oxford, Pennsylvania, (about 40 kilometers west of Wilmington). Also reported felt in New Jersey.

Abridged from Seismicity of the United States, 1568-1989 (Revised), by Carl W. Stover and Jerry L. Coffman, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1527, United States Government Printing Office, Washington: 1993.