Small earthquake rattles central New Jersey

(AP) - Authorities say a small earthquake struckan area of central New Jersey, rattling windows and alarmingresidents of several Morris County communities. Won-Young Kim, a seismologist at the Lamont-Doherty

News 12 Staff

Feb 3, 2009, 2:22 PM

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Small earthquake rattles central New Jersey
(AP) - Authorities say a small earthquake struckan area of central New Jersey, rattling windows and alarmingresidents of several Morris County communities.
Won-Young Kim, a seismologist at the Lamont-Doherty EarthObervatory in Palisades, N.Y., said an earthquake of magnitude 3.0was recorded at 10:34 p.m. Monday, centered in the Morris Countycommunities of Rockaway, Dover and Morris Plains.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, and Kimsaid it was unlikely that a quake of that magnitude would be adamaging event. Quakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3 are the smallest thatcan generally be felt by people.
Police say the quake triggered a flood of 911 calls, withresidents reporting a sound like an explosion and houses shaking.
Kim said small earthquakes are not unusual in that area of NewJersey.


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