NYC Mayor Adams ripped for late emergency text alert following earthquake

New York City Mayor Adams is being ripped online for his administration’s late emergency text message in response to this morning’s 4.8 magnitude earthquake. 

The city sent out an emergency text to residents via its Notify NYC system at 10:47 a.m. EST informing them of the quake. 

“Emergency Alert. 4.7 magnitude earthquake has occurred in the NYC area. Residents are advised to remain indoors and to call 911 if injured,” the text reads. It also provided a link to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Emergency text message following New York City earthquake (Michael Dorgan)

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But the message came around 30 minutes after the quake hit, and people had been flocking to social media in the meantime to see if it really was an earthquake that struck the Big Apple.

The earthquake measured at least 4.8 magnitude, according to the USGS. It was felt in New York, Connecticut and in New Jersey, striking at 10.23 a.m. EST.

“NYC sending out an emergency alert about the earthquake 30 minutes after the earthquake is peak NYC Adams administration,” wrote user Vish Burra on X.

“NYC officials didn’t send out an alert re: earthquake until 35 minutes after it occurred. Mayor Adams always on top of things here,” Jeanine Michelle Barone, another user, wrote on the platform. 

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams on March 19, 2024.

Mayor Eric Adams was mocked online for his late response. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

“We just got this emergency alert about an earthquake that happened 20 mins ago! Way to go Eric Adams and THANKS OBAMA!” user YankeesPride chimed in.

“So Much for the emergency alert system ?!” wrote user John Adams.

A follow-up text warning of potential aftershocks was sent out at 11:46 a.m. EST.

“Earthquake in NYC: Aftershocks may be felt. Nyers can continue usual activities,” the second text reads, with a link to USGS.

“At approximately 10:23 a.m., New York City felt the impact of a 4.8 magnitude earthquake,” Adams said in a statement. 

Map of New Jersey earthquake epicenter

A map shows the location of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, which the U.S. Geological Survey reports was the epicenter of a 4.8 magnitude earthquake. (Fox News)

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“The epicenter was in Lebanon, New Jersey, about 50 miles from New York City. Our first responders are working to make sure New Yorkers are safe, and at this point, we do not have any reports of major impacts or injuries.”

“I encourage all New Yorkers to check on your loved ones, and if you feel an aftershock, drop to the floor, cover your head and neck, and take cover under a solid piece of furniture, next to an interior wall, or in a doorway.”

“So far no major life safety issues reported, no reported infrastructure issues, but we will continue our inspections of critical infrastructure.”

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