The U.S. Geological Survey released a new analysis of the magnitude of the Boston earthquake on Tuesday, showing the city’s tremor was stronger than most people thought and caused some buildings to collapse.
Boston’s death toll was 4.5, including four dead, and at least 200 injured, according to the Associated Press.
“We don’t yet know exactly how much damage there was,” said Kevin Fagan, the chief science officer of the U.K.-based Met Office, which has been monitoring the quake.
“But it is clearly a magnitude 5.”
The magnitude 5.3 quake occurred at around 5:30 a.m. local time, at the time of this report.
Boston, which was hit by a devastating 2012 quake, is a sprawling city of 1.4 million people in a mountainous region in Massachusetts that includes several large, industrial areas.
A majority of residents live in the city of Boston.
It is a big, sprawling city, and it was hit hard, with an estimated $5.4 billion in damages, according the Boston Globe.
The Boston Globe reported on Tuesday that some residents of the city said they did not expect the death toll to reach the hundreds of deaths and injuries caused by the deadly 2012 quake.
According to the newspaper, one man said he was afraid of his neighbor, a man who was a construction worker.
“He’s a nice guy, he doesn’t have a lot of time to be on edge,” said the man, who did not want to be named.
Another man said the building was a little too close to the house, and he was worried about the earthquake.
“I think the buildings are shaking so much that they could fall over,” the man said.
A man in his 20s was taken to the hospital with a broken arm after a neighbor called 911 about the building shaking.
A woman, who was also at the home, said her home collapsed in the middle of the night.
A witness reported hearing a loud bang as the building came crashing down.
According the AP, many of the homes in the area are boarded up and there were people who were displaced.
“This is going to be one of the most destructive things that we’ve ever seen in our lifetime,” Mayor Marty Walsh told reporters on Tuesday.
“The damage will be catastrophic.”
Boston is a major tourist destination, with millions of people visiting the city every year.
“Our hearts are broken, but the people of Boston are strong,” Mayor Walsh said.
“There is no other way to describe it.
I think we have a huge responsibility to protect the public, our city, our people, and our city of so many lives.”
According to a local ABC affiliate, the epicenter of the quake was just outside the city, which is home to about 8.5 million people.
The National Weather Service, however, noted that the quake is a much more powerful tremor, reaching magnitude 5 and measuring over 6.7.
It was located more than 3,000 miles away in the Pacific Northwest.
“It is an area with a very long history, which we’re all familiar with,” Boston Mayor Marty Stolarz said in a statement.
“And it is a community that we all live in and depend on.
Our hearts are breaking for the victims of this terrible event, and we will continue to support them through this difficult time.”