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Earthquake rattles Central New Jersey, 45 miles west of NYC

Posted on AllSides April 27th, 2024
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A 2.9 magnitude earthquake rattled areas surrounding northern Somerset County, N.J., Saturday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The small earthquake was recorded at 8:49 a.m. near Peapack-Gladstone, a borough in the Somerset Hills region, located approximately 45 miles west of New York City, officials said. About 700 residents in the area contacted the USGS to report they felt “weak” to “light” shaking across 94 zip codes, though no damage was reported. One person on X described the earthquake as “loud.” At around 12:30, the New Jersey Office of...

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