The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.1 earthquake shake part of central New Jersey, early Wednesday morning.
The USGS said the earthquake happened about 2 a.m. and was centered 1.25 miles (2 kilometers) south, southeast of the center of East Freehold, about 3 miles deep.
According to USGS geophysicist Robert Sanders the quake was felt around 2 a.m., lasting 13 seconds about a mile and a half near Freehold Township.
“We’ve received a high concentration of reports from local residents of a quake being felt out of Freehold,” Sanders said.
A small tremor occurred in the Freehold area around 2:00 AM. It was felt in much of central New Jersey. #njwx pic.twitter.com/A2axmRkv7v
— NWS Mount Holly (@NWS_MountHolly) September 9, 2020
On social media, residents expressed their shock of the magnitude 3.1 earthquake. People as far away as Philadelphia and Long Island also did feel it according to the USGS’s map.
The #earthquake M3.1 In #NJ was well felt within 30 miles of its epicenter. This map represent the eyewitnesses’ reports we have received so far. Stay safe pic.twitter.com/hXEgqhlfBe
— EMSC (@LastQuake) September 9, 2020
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