A strong earthquake sent shockwaves throughout New York City and the surrounding area Friday morning.

The 4.8 quake was centered near Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, 40 miles west of New York City, according to the U.S. Geological Survey

The impact was felt throughout the Tri-State Area, including upstate in Syracuse, as well as in Philadelphia and as far away as Baltimore.

Reports of buildings shaking and rattling came in from New Jersey to Long Island. 

Hochul said she has started a damage assessment across the state, and spoke with New Jersey Gov.

Murphy said New Jersey has activated its Emergency Operations Center, and urged residents to not call 911 unless they are experiencing an actual emergency. 

"Initial inspections show there was not damage to any MTA infrastructure, but we will continue to monitor the situation closely," the MTA posted on X.