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. Dana

    This is bad.

    November 5, 2012 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    I'll tell you what: ten thousand bucks that at least one writer here will attribute this earthquake to sins in wicked New Jersey.

    November 5, 2012 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Steven S.

      Maybe not here but someone already has on Facebook...I really hate some people...

      November 5, 2012 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Abraham


      November 5, 2012 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. Copper


    November 5, 2012 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  4. Copper

    I bet the labor unions are about to wet their pants over all the new construction projects that will be needed. Org-anized cr-ime anyone?

    November 5, 2012 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  5. the prophet

    Coronal holes are places where the sun's magnetic field opens up and allows the solar wind to escape. A stream of solar wind flowing from this coronal hole is expected to reach Earth on Nov. 6th and will cause earthquakes

    November 5, 2012 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Stan

      I think it is caused by all the gambling and sin in Atlantic City.

      November 5, 2012 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  6. Michelle

    New Jersey is a din of iniquity. Just watch the Sopranos to see what these people are all about.

    November 5, 2012 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
    • jiminj

      You are absolutely right Michelle. Because we all know that what you see on shows such as "The Sopranos" and "Jersey Shore" is exactly what New Jersey, and New Jerseans are all about. Nice job nailing that one!

      November 5, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  7. Maldoror

    Methinks the earth is trying to shake off Snooki and The Situation. Simple as that. Wonder why the fake Long Island "Medium" never predicted this! Ha!

    November 5, 2012 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  8. Chris

    The end is coming....

    November 5, 2012 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
    • LC B

      What a relief!!!

      November 5, 2012 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mook

    What a bunch of nimwit posters!

    November 5, 2012 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Via dei Capi ©™

      The wages of sin is death.

      November 5, 2012 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
    • LC B

      Yeah 'Via...' – that's why the only 'perfect' human in history died . . . seems that death happens to all of life, yes? regardless of the man-made term 'SINS' ... can you say/spell "FOOL"?

      November 5, 2012 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
    • CosmicC

      Wouldn't that be "the wages of sin ARE death" or "the wage of sin is death"?

      November 5, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  10. Mom

    Fracking. Look up how many more earthquakes in the north east since fracking started.

    November 5, 2012 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Preach

      Also since Obama has been in office. Ever read the Book of Revelation?

      November 5, 2012 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Cj

      AH yes Preach I remember this in the book of revelations!! The part about how a black/white man will become the president of the Unitied States and this makes your white Jesus angry. Also he will be a wolf in sheeps clothing so don't trust him. However the great white savor (Mittens) would bring prosperity back to our land with his binder full of women if elected. lol you are funny Preach!

      November 5, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  11. LC B

    Unbelievable – how folks invest their time and energy on 'comments'! and – the ludicrous materials they post. Good fodder for some stand up comic routines – for certain . . . thanx for the laffs.

    November 5, 2012 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Edward MacDowell ©™

      When I wrote "To a Wild Rose," it was only a daily exercise in composing.
      I threw it into the wastebasket, and someone emptying it saved what became a famous little piece.

      November 5, 2012 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  12. Samantha

    Please stfu if it was all about how evil ppl are the whole world should be shaking of its axel

    November 5, 2012 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  13. Antiquity

    I guess rocks start to slide past each other when they get wet, huh

    November 5, 2012 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  14. Peace keeper

    Maybe mother nature is getting back at us. to be honest we deserve it and much more.

    November 5, 2012 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Preach

      It's the earth rejecting the Muslim Obama. He is from Kenya ya know.

      November 5, 2012 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  15. Preach

    I heard he is also Islamic.

    November 5, 2012 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
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