A Magnitude 3.1 Earthquake Shakes Part of Central New Jersey

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.

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.