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. Evie

    Thank god there are SURVIVORS folks.

    November 5, 2012 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
    • bigot

      lol did you think with the millions of people living in that region that there would be none?

      November 5, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Darwin was into survivors.

    November 5, 2012 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  3. charlie avila

    Scientists use to say that storms have no relations with quakes. But I say "yes", they do 've relations. Besides, new york and new jersey have too much sin, mostly new york, too liberals, and approving laws against the bible. Sandy will not be the only monster storm striking those states, more disasters will come soon. Also to california and border states!....

    November 5, 2012 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
    • YogerTheOgre

      Ok, mister perfect...

      November 5, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Ray

      you are kidding right??? if you believe what you are saying then why does the bible belt get the most disasters every year???

      November 5, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
    • jiminj

      Charlie you're awesome. No you're not, I was being sarcastic.

      November 5, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • church

      Seriously? Bunch or backward people that live in your neck of the woods. may God not hear your prayers for the next 10 years you selfsih backward thinking Yoddel.

      Talking about sin, you might want to stop sleeping with your damn sister you backward thinking thing. I hope you lose everything you have you misearble speck of turd.

      November 5, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
    • JAMAMA

      Old Testament God has returned. He says, "RAWR, ye sinners, tremble in fear as a hardly discernable quake hits you and does nothing."

      November 5, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • seanpnicholas

      WoW

      November 5, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. mikrik13

    2.0, what is that? Did someone fall off their bicycle?

    November 5, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Nicholas

      Yes, It was governor Christie...lol

      November 5, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Bet

      @Nicholas Hahahaha!

      November 5, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  5. west coast

    A 2.0 quake is a 'headache'? - That size quake is like driving past a semi on the highway.

    November 5, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Johan S

      I live in California .. we get 2.0 earthquakes all the time ... it's not even possible to feel it.

      November 5, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  6. Preach

    Before voting tomorrow read the last book of the Bible. The Book of Revelation. And think of Dec. 21.

    November 5, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

      I'm thinking of December 21...
      December 21, December 21...
      Oh, right.

      November 5, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
    • tony

      No one knows the day or hour. If you claim to, you are a false teacher.

      November 5, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • bigot

      "No one knows the day or hour. If you claim to, you are a false teacher."

      According to the PEOPLE who wrote the bible.

      November 5, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  7. JZG

    2.0 is barely feelable. Why is this a top story?

    November 5, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  8. Kris

    2.0 earthquakes happen every few hours all over the world, why is this news ???

    November 5, 2012 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
    • stacy12

      people need to remember last year there was a strong quake around the same area i think people as far away as maine felt it im thinking it was a 5.9 magnitude.

      November 5, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Jerri Blank

      Well, it sure got you to pay attention to it. And to take the time to login and leave a comment as pointless as, "why is this news?"

      November 5, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  9. AstronautsAroundUs

    They are eating each other in New Jersey. Like Everlast said, "Put out your head then you wake up in the Dawn of the Dead". It's the Dawn Of The Dead in New Jersey.

    November 5, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  10. imran Khan

    ofcourse you don't care about small but scientist does.

    November 5, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  11. yourgodhatesyou

    A 2.0... Got to be fracking from gas drilling hole cracking down

    November 5, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
    • RillyKewl

      Yup. Bingo!

      November 5, 2012 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  12. Beez

    It was just Chris Christie walking around checking out the storm damage, everyone relax!!!!

    November 5, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  13. warren

    weather patterns on earth are shifting. Get ready!

    November 5, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  14. warren

    I like wonder woman and batgirl.

    November 5, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Preach

      I like pepperoni pizza. But not Obama.

      November 5, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  15. boyamidumb

    Ok, maybe it's payback for all the hoods and all the bad Jersey television programs. Even mother nature is pist off

    November 5, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
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