As if they haven't had enough headaches in New Jersey in the past week, this morning they can add earthquake to the list.
The magnitude-2.0 temblor struck at 1:19 a.m. and was centered two miles south-southeast of Ringwood, New Jersey, not far from the border with New York. The depth was 3.1 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The agency logged 11 responses from people who said they felt the quake across seven zip codes in New York and New Jersey. Quakes in the eastern U.S. – even small ones like this – are typically felt over a larger area than quakes in the western part of the country, the USGS says. Quakes occur less frequently in the eastern U.S. than in the West.
No damage was reported from Monday's quake.
The largest quake ever recorded in New Jersey was a magnitude-5.3 temblor in 1783, according to the USGS.
I was in tokyo for the earthquake tsunami last year this is a joke
Have they blamed the Muslims yet?
Just more proof that NJ is being punished for Jersey Shore... Hurricane, another high wind storm AND an Earthquake, small sure... but a warning none the less ;)
Jersey needs to get rid of Snooky PDQ! It's all her fault.
God is starting to show his displeasure with the people of New Jersey; Snooky and the likes of her.
You are probably next, for having the arrogance to think you know the Divine plan!
Snooki is from NY – thanks for playing.
Besides, a 2.0 quake is literally NOTHING.
It was Governor Christie rushing to McDonalds for another cheese burger.
Please fire the reporter that decided this was newsworthy! Shame on CNN!
Stop complaining and get a life or stop reading CNN!
REPENT. THE WRATH OF GOD ABIDES ON YOU NEW JERSEY AND NY
nick – anyone attributing divine meaning to natural occurrences is either a charlatan or delusional. which are you?
I think a magnitude 2.0 quake is less shake than a 18 wheeler rolling over the road in front of my house, if not for sandy, this will not even see the light of the day in new reports, sensationalism much CNN??
Looks like is CNN is messed up these days!
We are living in end times. Wake up people, come next month the world will be a far different place. Repent ye Sins!
rump – if i had a nickel for every time some loon erroneously invoked the "end times" over the past 2000 years, i would be a very wealthy man.
Chris Cristy sneezed. Nothing to see here folks, just move it along.
Thhere might be an after quake of 5 point and I pray not. I was born in N.J. 82 years ago
Maybe the whole east coast and west coast will fall off into the oceans before tommrow
It's probably a direct result of the Sandy flooding. When any geologic fault that is pre-stressed has an introduction of extra fluids, this serves to reduce the normal stress across the fault (lessen the friction, as it were) and allows it to slip if it was stuck before. This area is not new to small earthquakes so this isn't unusual. People who study reservoir systems have long known about this sort of behavior.
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