Throgs Neck residents react to earthquake that impacted NYC

A retired detective and first responder tells News 12 he felt the impact in his home, and how it reminded him of a much more traumatizing experience.

Natalie Hernandez and

News 12 Staff

Apr 5, 2024, 9:14 PM

Updated 53 days ago

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A 4.8 magnitude earthquake was felt across the five boroughs on Friday, startling millions of New Yorkers unfamiliar with tremors.
A retired detective and first responder tells News 12 he felt the impact in his home, and how it reminded him of a much more traumatizing experience.
"Immediately [] you go right back to 9/11. I was a first responder during that time," said Victor DiPierro. "Although I wasn't there when the buildings collapsed, you heard stories about the rumbling and the sounds it made prior to coming down."


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