Earthquake shakes parts of New Jersey overnight

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Friday, May 24, 2024
Earthquake shakes parts of New Jersey overnight
The USGS reports the earthquake was 2.9 magnitude.

GLADSTONE, New Jersey (WABC) -- The USGS reports a 2.9 magnitude earthquake centered near Gladstone rattled parts of New Jersey early Friday.

More than 670 people reported feeling the quake around 3:50 a.m.

No damage was reported.

The latest ground shake comes 7 weeks after an earthquake centered in northern New Jersey registered a magnitude of 4.8, startling millions of people across the Tri-State and beyond.

People from Baltimore to Boston and beyond reported feeling the ground shake on that day (April 5, 2024) and there have been dozens of aftershocks since then.

That earthquake was the largest in the Tri-State area since 1973.

Earthquakes large enough to be felt by a lot of people are relatively uncommon on the East Coast. Since 1950 there have been about 20 quakes with a magnitude above 4.5, according to the United States Geological Survey. That's compared with over 1,000 on the West Coast.


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