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. MrId

    Sandy, earthquakes, Snookie. This land is cursed.

    November 5, 2012 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  2. Andres

    How does the USGS know the quake was a 5.3 in 1783? It was probably Washington crossing the delaware... opps that was in 1776

    November 5, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  3. EPUnum1

    Comon! Give these folks a break.

    November 5, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  4. WisdomVS

    LOL, is the media going to claim that New Jersey is going to drop into the ocean, like California?

    November 5, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • WASP

      @wisdom: depends on how the continential shelf breaks whether it just seperates or sinks........meaning calif, not jersey.
      on that note if calif/LA were to sink in a quake, hawaii and islands to the west would have to prepare for a massive tsunami due to water displacement and energy from that large of a land mass sinking into the ocean.

      November 5, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  5. MarkD

    Now I wonder if this myan calendar date is real?

    November 5, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  6. EPUnum1

    Yeah, tiny quake but a Nor-Easter will really suck.

    November 5, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  7. allen's

    i wonder if they are fracking in that area?

    November 5, 2012 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  8. Chris

    This is what happens when you make a horrible show called jesey shore.

    November 5, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  9. professionalscold

    PANIC!

    November 5, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  10. Jason Bourne

    First some rain makes you cry then a 2.0 earthquake?? Suck it up

    November 5, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  11. dan

    LOL

    I was thinking the same thing!!!

    November 5, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  12. WASP

    i guess god really hates the canceling of "jersey shore". lmfao

    November 5, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  13. Hm!

    The Bible Is Not Stupid!

    November 5, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • snowboarder

      the bible is a collection of rarely noble myths.

      November 5, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  14. snowboarder

    a quake this small would be difficult to notice.

    November 5, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  15. AGeek

    Really? A 2.0 garnered the waste of electrons? Give me a break. 4.0 and lower happen *all the time*, doubly so in quake-prone areas. You need a 6.0 to get *light* damage. Most humans can't even feel a 2.0!!

    November 5, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
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