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. phearis

    A 2.0?? Really?!? This made the news?? haha You can't even feel a 2.0.

    November 5, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. TJ

    Seriously....a 2.0 is news? Come on..

    November 5, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. HZ

    come on, how can a 2.0 shake anything? lol......

    November 5, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. CommonSensed

    A 2.0 happens every few hours in this state. Get over it, NJ.

    November 5, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jerri Blank

    Please. A 2.0 doesn't shake anything.

    November 5, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Representative T. Bagger (R-TX)

    THIS WAS GOD TRYING TO STRIKE FEAR OF THE ALMIGHTY LORD JESUS INTO THE HEARTS OF THE GODLESS YANKEES UP NORTH

    November 5, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • ray

      Redneck

      November 5, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Flame

      Sherman should have sowed more salt.

      November 5, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ARRA

    SO IS IT GODS JUDGEMENT WHEN A 100-160 TORNADOES AND HURRICANES HIT THE BIBLE BELT STATES ? EXTREMIST ARE CRAZY PERIOD

    November 5, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. njx

    There are an estimated 1.3 million earthquakes per year that are magnitude 2 – 2.9.

    1.3 MILLION. Somehow, they are generally not newsworthy. 🙂

    November 5, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Wondering

    There have been large earthquaakes of 6.5 or even larger which I have been hard pressed to find mentioned in the CNN areas and yet a little one comes up in Jersey and you make a big deal over it. What gives? Why are other areas of the world not important?

    November 5, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • AgentBasheba

      When is the media ever fair?? There are so many headlines I read I want to rubber stamp with "who cares?".

      November 5, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Venusian

      Because it rarely happens here.DUH

      November 5, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  10. shawn l

    You cant even feel a 2.0. I live near The Geysers, the largest geothermal power plant in the world, and we have hundreds if not thousands of earthquakes under 3.0 a year. You can't even feel them.

    November 5, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ninja

    2.0 magnitude? 11 responses? Woww

    November 5, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Vizjerei

    Waiting for Iran to claim responsibility and claim they can cause earthquakes lol.

    November 5, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Name*

    A 2.0 shake occurs every time my fat wife takes a step up the stairs! Our house is 4 level as. Hundreds of 2.0 shakes CAN be felt.

    November 5, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ARRA

    and when 200 tornadoes hit the bible belt mid-west and south, is it god also doing the to the $$$ xtians?????

    November 5, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Robin Bray

    Not even listed on the USGS earthquake site it was so weak. Stop the stupid hype.

    November 5, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
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