Celebrities go into MELTDOWN over New York earthquake as 4.8-magnitude tremor rocks the city, as well as New Jersey and Philadelphia

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Written By Maya Cantina
  • The Big Apple was rocked by tremors inside ‘shaking buildings’ on Friday
  • New York state governor Kathy Hochul said her team was ‘assessing impacts’
  • Dozens of famous faces rushed to social media to react to the phenomenon

Celebrities have gone into meltdown after a 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck near New York City.

The Big Apple, along with New Jersey and Philadelphia, was rocked by tremors on Friday, with people reporting ‘shaking buildings.’

New York state governor Kathy Hochul said her team was ‘assessing impacts and any damage that may have occurred, and we will update the public throughout the day.’

Dozens of famous faces – including the likes of Jessica Chastain, Barbara Corcoran and Bethenny Frankel – rushed to react to the phenomenon. 

New York, along with New Jersey and Philadelphia, was rocked by an earthquake on Friday, with people reporting ‘shaking buildings’

Property mogul Barbara Corcoran, 75, was one of the first to poke fun at the situation on Instagram

Property mogul Barbara Corcoran, 75, was one of the first to poke fun at the situation on Instagram

Property mogul Barbara, 75, was one of the first to poke fun at the situation.

She took to Instagram to share a clip of herself standing in a bathtub with coffee cup in hand as she comedically swayed from side-to-side.

Overlaid text read ‘everyone in NYC right now’ before she added a backing track of Carole King’s I Feel The Earth Move.

Former Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny also shared a video to her Instagram Story in which she addressed her 3.3 million fans.

‘Did anyone else just feel an earthquake? Because I just felt the earth move under my feet. I thought a plane was coming into my house,’ she stated.

‘There was just an earthquake… was there just an earthquake?’ 

Fellow Housewife of New Jersey Melissa Gorga shared footage from inside her home which recorded the tremors alongside a caption that read: ‘EARTHQUAKE in NJ! Omg!! 

‘I just went running up my stairs from the basement/working out while calling 911 because it sounded like a stampede was going on upstairs and then I got a notification on my phone that my front door was open! I was freaking out! That was a first! #njearthquake.’

Former Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny also shared a video to her Instagram Story in which she addressed her 3.3 million fans

Former Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny also shared a video to her Instagram Story in which she addressed her 3.3 million fans

Former Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny also shared a video to her Instagram Story in which she addressed her 3.3 million fans

Fellow Housewife of New Jersey Melissa Gorga shared footage from inside her home which recorded the tremors alongside a caption that read: 'EARTHQUAKE in NJ!'

Fellow Housewife of New Jersey Melissa Gorga shared footage from inside her home which recorded the tremors alongside a caption that read: ‘EARTHQUAKE in NJ!’

Elsewhere, ex-CNN anchor Don Lemon, who is due to marry longtime partner Tim Malone in Manhattan at the weekend, took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to write: ‘Totally just had an earthquake in New York. Did you feel it?’

This was echoed by actress Busy Phillips who also noted the shake, adding: ‘Not to be weird but was there just an earthquake in New York?

‘Like guys. I think there was an earthquake in NYC.’

Oscar-winner Jessica Chastain commented: ‘Did we just have an earthquake ?! NYC.’

She then shared a later tweet that read: ‘This is really nuts. Hope everyone is ok and that our buildings weren’t damaged.’

Snow White star Rachel Zegler made reference to Beyoncé’s new album, as she quipped: ‘In my opinion the earth was just listening to Cowboy Carter… Shaking some a**… quaking for real.’

Media personality Megyn Kelly posted that she had felt the tremor in Connecticut, asking: ‘Did we just have an earthquake? (In CT).’ 

Talk show host Andy Cohen posted a video from inside the gym in which he shared: 'I was too busy... to feel the earthquake. We didn't feel it'

Talk show host Andy Cohen posted a video from inside the gym in which he shared: 'I was too busy... to feel the earthquake. We didn't feel it'

Talk show host Andy Cohen posted a video from inside the gym in which he shared: ‘I was too busy… to feel the earthquake. We didn’t feel it’

Dozens of other famous faces rushed to X, formerly known as Twitter, to react to the phenomenon

Dozens of other famous faces rushed to X, formerly known as Twitter, to react to the phenomenon

Following the quake, talk show host Andy Cohen posted a video from inside the gym in which he shared: ‘I was too busy… to feel the earthquake. We didn’t feel it.

‘No one in the gym felt it. Everyone in the locker room felt it. That’s our earthquake update.’

Elsewhere, Today’s Al Roker shared an insight from inside his Manhattan office as he dished: ‘We were having a discussion… and all of a sudden we felt this moving.

‘My dressing room is directly over the prop area and I felt all of a sudden this shaking and I said “wow, what was that?”‘

The group initially thought it was props being moved around below but later discovered that the earthquake was the cause.

He wrote: ‘Wow!!!!! Earthquake. As far north as Oswego, NY and as far South as Southern NJ.’

Elsewhere, Today's Al Roker shared an insight from inside his Manhattan office as he dished: 'We were having a discussion... and all of a sudden we felt this moving'

Elsewhere, Today's Al Roker shared an insight from inside his Manhattan office as he dished: 'We were having a discussion... and all of a sudden we felt this moving'

Elsewhere, Today’s Al Roker shared an insight from inside his Manhattan office as he dished: ‘We were having a discussion… and all of a sudden we felt this moving’

The epicenter of the quake was near Readington in Hunterdon County in NJ, per governor Phil Murphy

The epicenter of the quake was near Readington in Hunterdon County in NJ, per governor Phil Murphy 

American commentator Chris Hayes added: ‘Uh that was an earthquake in NYC????’

Cara Buono, who played Karen Wheeler in Stranger Things, also laid bare her unique experience of the earthquake.

‘Haven’t been here in a while but: what are the chances of being in an earthquake in the middle of a mammogram in NYC,’ she wrote.

‘The lovely tech and I had quite a laugh (when it was over). Even when there’s an earthquake it’s important to have your mammogram! #earthquake #nyc #mammogram.’

Experts had previously warned that NYC was long overdue for a quake.

The city of 8.5 million people is not thought of as a tremor hot spot, but the five boroughs are riddled with fault lines that could bring dozens of buildings down.

The epicenter of the quake was near Readington in Hunterdon County in NJ, per governor Phil Murphy.

The FAA has ordered ground stops from John F Kennedy and Newark International airports. 

People in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Connecticut and other areas of the Northeast reported shaking. Tremors lasting for several seconds were felt over 200 miles away near the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border. 

President Biden has been briefed on the incident, per the White House. 

New York last experienced a significant earthquake in 1884. 

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