New Jersey was rattled overnight as it was hit with a small earthquake. It was felt in the Lehigh Valley. It was a 3.1 magnitude earthquake near Freehold Township in Monmouth County. It was felt around 2 a.m. on Wednesday. Also, the tremors are felt about 1.2 miles southeast of Freehold. Later the tremors were felt overnight on Staten Island. They were also felt in Oakland for four-five seconds just after 2 a.m. According to the report, there was no damage observed by the earthquake. But the minor aftershocks at a 2.0 magnitude were possible within a 6.5 miles radius of the epicenter. There were various tweets from the people regarding the tremors. Also according to the EMSC just between the 30-mile. They estimated it through the people’s accounts using the LastQuake application. However thanks to God that not much loss had happened.
Not the first quake in New Jersey
This is not the first earthquake that the people of Staten Island felt. They feel these tremors frequently. Though on August 23, 2011, the tremors were felt around 5.9 quakes. This was more than 300 miles away. One more quake was also felt before three weeks. This 2011 was the major one but minors cannot be ignored. Also on August 14, 2015, a 2.5 magnitude was also felt. Thus occurred near Bernardsville, New Jersey.
History of earthquakes
The strongest earthquake was on August 23, 1938. This had devastated most of the region of New Jersey. It was around 5.8 magnitude. It had an epicenter southeast of Trenton. Though it was felt from Jersey City to northern Delaware. It leads to the shaking of the houses, movement of furniture, dishes, and glassware broken. This is one of the earthquakes which had a series from August 22 later it continued till August 27.
Reason for too many earthquakes
There are various faults in New Jersey due to which various earthquakes occur in the region. New York at least 25 miles from the Ramapo Fault. There are various minor earthquake occurs near the fault. Along the Ramapo Fault received attention because of its proximity bro the Indian Point, New York. These geological faults are seen on the surface today. These faults are evidence of ancient events. It is observed that the presence or the absence of the mapped faults might be the reason for the devastating nature.