2.9-magnitude aftershock reported in New Jersey weeks after larger earthquake

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GLADSTONE, New Jersey (WABC) -- The United States Geological Survey reported a 2.9-mangitude aftershock in Gladstone, New Jersey on Saturday morning.

According to the U.S.G.S., the aftershock was reported around 9:50 a.m.

Similarly, a 2.6-magnitude earthquake was reported in Gladstone on the morning of April 10.

The aftershock comes just weeks after an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 startled millions of people in the New York City area in early April.

The epicenter was near Whitehouse Station, New Jersey -- about 45 miles west of New York City.

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Since then, several more quakes have been felt in the nearby area, and experts say small aftershocks could happen for days or even weeks after the primary event.

The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was the largest in the Tri-State area since 1973.

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