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. Constantine17642489;)

    The bible is stupied and has no relavance here

    November 5, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Elle

      LOL thanks for the chuckles "The bible is stupied and has no relavance here"....that would be stupid and relevance you illiterate joke.

      November 5, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  2. Sam Crow

    Must be global warming......................

    November 5, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  3. Portland tony

    It's God's way of saying "I'm still here folks".....So rush down to Walmart and put a gift on Lay-a-way.

    November 5, 2012 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  4. Keviin

    2.0 isn't "quake", it is someone's morning burrito!!!

    November 5, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  5. RillyKewl

    Are they fraking in that region now???

    November 5, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  6. Emigdio Alvarez

    a 2.0 sounds like someone with digestion problems.

    November 5, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • macbaldy

      Most folks who aren't sitting still won't notice a 2.0.

      November 5, 2012 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  7. KenC

    "It's the END of the world!!" (quote from "The Birds" (1963)

    November 5, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  8. bencoates57

    God is angry at all the support for Obama.

    November 5, 2012 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  9. Chad

    Talk about dramatic. I don't even think most human beings could even detect a 2.0 earthquake. Good grief.

    November 5, 2012 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  10. Cody from UT

    Natures revenge for the jersey shore

    November 5, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  11. tj

    That is a VERY SMALL quake. Not even news.

    November 5, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  12. Alex

    a whole 2.0?

    November 5, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • jiminj

      We WILL rebuild

      November 5, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  13. pk

    a 2.0 wouldn't knock down a Jenga puzzle.

    November 5, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  14. jim jones

    The LORD [is] slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit [the wicked]: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds [are] the dust of his feet.

    November 5, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • sly

      Rev Jim Jones, I think you are sipping the Kool-Aid.

      PUN INTENDED!

      November 5, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  15. kelly

    born and raised in los angeles and i still live here. im praying for the people in new jersey and new york and all that they are dealing with

    November 5, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
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