TRENTON - (AP) - New Jersey's four nuclear power plants arecontinuing to operate but are being inspected after an earthquakehit the East Coast.

The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission says two Virginianuclear plants were automatically taken off line after the quake.

Plants at 10 other sites in the Mid-Atlantic region wereclassified as having unusual events. Nuclear Regulatory Commissionspokeswoman Diane Screnci says those that were operating remainonline as they are inspected for damage. No damage has beenreported.

Among them are Salem County's Hope Creek and Salem I and IIreactors and Lacey Township's Oyster Creek, the nation's oldestoperating reactor.