New Jersey Hit by Earthquake

Small magnitude quake hits Sandy-affected area in northern NJ

By on November 5th, 2012 13:42 GMT

New Jersey is one of the areas most affected by Hurricane Sandy. As people there (but not only) are bracing themselves for lower temperatures and serious rainfall, they also woke up to a small-magnitude earthquake.

“According to the US Geological Survey, a magnitude-2.0 quake struck at 1:19 am and was centered two miles south-southeast of Ringwood, New Jersey, not far from the border with New York,” Inquisitr reports.

It could also be felt in Oakland, Mahwah, Wanaque, West Milford, Franklin Lakes and Paterson.

For the time being, authorities note that no damages or injuries have been reported. The quake was perhaps better felt by those at superior levels of buildings.

The most recent earthquake in New Jersey was recorded two years ago in February, with a magnitude of 2.2.

Below is a video report from ABC News, warning New Yorkers that they have about 2 days before the cold and the rains hit.


Hurricane Sandy flooded New Jersey
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