Magnitude-2.0 quake shakes New Jersey
A U.S. Geological Survey graphic shows where Monday's quake was felt.
November 5th, 2012
07:18 AM ET

Magnitude-2.0 quake shakes New Jersey

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.

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  1. realtalker1

    A 2.0 barely shakes anything. This isn't even newsworthy.

    November 5, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Syd

    I can make a 2.0 by stubbing my toe Why is this news?

    November 5, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. cvconcrk

    2.0 earthquake in New Jersey? Relax. Probably just overweight New Yorkers stampeding over to buy their Big Gulps.

    November 5, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Thor

    YOUR god did not do this!

    November 5, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Frank

    Oh frack! Poor New Jersey... first Sandy, then allowing anyone in the world to participate in their elections with email voting, now a quake that might have been felt by all three natural gas miners standing on top of it. Sounds like God really has it in for New Jersey.

    November 5, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • me

      maybe nature is getting back at them for jersey shore and snooki

      November 5, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. lardoggy

    I lived in Cali for 55 years now,whats a 2.0 earthshake.CNN,end of the world. LOL

    November 5, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • spanish101

      Good for you, Mr. Earthquake Guy. Earthquakes aren't common in NJ. That's why its making news. Anything else you'd like to know, smart man?

      November 5, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shane

      Even if it is uncommon, a 2 is not news worthy what so ever.

      The only reason its being reported is because of Sandy, otherwise nobody would have bothered to report it locally, not to even mention nationally.

      November 5, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. vatoloke

    That was only Gov. Christie that slipped on some mud and landed on his butt.

    November 5, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Jesus was a space alien

    "And taking the lords name in vain" 1.6 million. Oh Jesus!

    November 5, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Dave

    What next, Godzilla ?

    November 5, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. RJ

    Must be a slow news day.
    A 2.0 made headlines??? Seriously?
    The trash truck behind our office building registers more than that when they drop the cans.

    November 5, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. sarah

    This is your karma for giving the world Snookie

    November 5, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Chris

    2.0? Someone felt that? You can hardly say "shakes" with a straight face can you? Sure someone didn't drop a box off a truck or something?

    November 5, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Jason

    My condolences to the owner of the lawn chair that shifted slightly during this epic tectonic event.....

    November 5, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. stevelb1

    I guess its the rapture after all? Maybe the Myans were right?

    November 5, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. The Prophet

    please there will an happening of a catastrophic proportion this December, seas will rise beyond ur imaginations move away from coastal regions. The earth wobble is coming.

    November 5, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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