A magnitude 4.1 earthquake centered near Dover, Delaware, occurred at 4:47 Thursday afternoon.

The earthquake was centered about 6 miles east-northeast of Dover, right on the coastline of Delaware Bay, and many people in South Jersey are reporting their homes and businesses were shaking and rattling.

Initial reports briefly had the earthquake as a magnitude 5.1 and 4.4.

This is a developing story... we will update it as more information becomes available.