New Yorkers experienced a 1.7 magnitude earthquake in Queens on a Tuesday morning, dropping the vibrations down to Roosevelt Island and other areas. The USGS confirmed that the incident was an earthquake, not a building explosion. Due to living in high-rise buildings, some residents felt more pronounced shaking than others. Despite the unexpected event, no damage was reported. Emergency crews and Con Edison investigated the area, but found no evidence of an explosion or damage to any equipment. People across New York City took to social media to share their experiences and confirm that they had felt an earthquake.