Earthquake Felt In Philadelphia Ahead Of WWE WrestleMania 40

Earthquake felt in Philadelphia just one day before WWE WrestleMania 40

An earthquake has been felt by residents in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ahead of WWE WrestleMania 40.

The United States Geological Survey has reported that a 4.8 magnitude earthquake struck in Hunterdon County, New Jersey at 10:23 am ET on Friday. The earthquake was felt as far away as Philadelphia, New York City, Connecticut and other parts of New Jersey. 

An earthquake in the North East of the United States is a rarity but the quake left buildings rattling in New York City and briefly paused a UN Security Council meeting on Gaza. BBC noted there are no reports of major damage.

WWE holds WrestleMania 40 this weekend at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field. Many fans planning to attend the event are already in the city checking out the World at WrestleMania festivities from the Philadelphia Convention Center and going to independent wrestling events across the city. 

WWE have a number of surprises lined up for WrestleMania, including multiple legends at the Showcase of the Immortals.

Pro wrestling and earthquakes do have a short history together. A 7.2 magnitude earthquake interrupted an NJPW New Japan Cup show in 2021, while John Tenta wrestled as Earthquake in WWE. 

Full WWE WrestleMania 40 card:

Night One (April 6):

  • Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Becky Lynch - Women's World Championship
  • Damian Priest & Finn Balor (c) vs. #DIY vs. Awesome Truth vs. New Day vs. A-Town Down Under vs. New Catch Republic - Six-Pack Tag Team Ladder Match for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships 
  • Rey Mysterio & Dragon Lee vs. Dominik Mysterio & Santos Escobar
  • Jey Uso vs. Jimmy Uso 
  • Jade Cargill, Bianca Belair, & Naomi vs. Damage CTRL (Asuka, Kairi Sane and Dakota Kai)
  • Gunther (c) vs. Sami Zayn - Intercontinental Championship
  • The Rock & Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes & Seth Rollins

Night Two (April 7):

  • Seth Rollins (c) vs. Drew McIntyre - World Heavyweight Championship
  • Bobby Lashley & The Street Profits vs. The Final Testament (Karrion Kross & Authors of Pain)
  • AJ Styles vs. LA Knight 
  • Logan Paul (c) vs. Randy Orton vs. Kevin Owens - United States Championship
  • IYO SKY (c) vs. Bayley - WWE Women's Championship
  • Roman Reigns (c) vs. Cody Rhodes - Undisputed WWE Universal Championship

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