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A Vasectomy During A 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake

Last month, a man getting a vasectomy in New York City encountered a frightening situation during his procedure. Justin Allen from Horsham, Pennsylvania, found himself in a unique situation last Friday when he experienced an earthquake while undergoing a vasectomy procedure in the New York City metropolitan area.

Earthquake During The Procedure

The earthquake, measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale, originated near Lebanon, New Jersey, and was felt across several states, including New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. What Justin mistook for a subway train passing on a nearby line, turned out to be the first major earthquake in this part of the United States since 1944.  He shared his experience on Twitter, which quickly went viral, attracting both positive and negative attention. His wife, Bridget, joined in the humour, jokingly suggesting that the earthquake was a sign they shouldn’t have any more children. Despite the shaking, Justin remained unharmed, and the operation was a success. Afterwards, he said that he and the doctor saw the funny side of it, and the Doctor continued the operation. Justin expressed confidence in his doctor and wasn’t overly concerned about the earthquake’s impact on the procedure.

What is a vasectomy?

Vasectomy is a delicate surgical procedure that involves severing or blocking the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles. While it is considered a routine operation, it still requires precision and expertise from the surgeon. Patients undergoing vasectomy typically receive local anaesthesia, allowing them to remain conscious during the procedure. In this case, Justin and his doctor were lucky that the shake was relatively minor and short-lived. Following the quake, no deaths were reported by the local authorities.