Sunday, February 21, 2010

Somerset County gets 2.6 quake on 21 February 2010

Somerset County, New Jersey was hit by a magnitude 2.6 earthquake at about 9am on February 21, one day before Washington's Birthday. NJ sustained earthquakes on Ground Hog Day and on Valentine's Day in 2009.

From NY Daily News:

The 2.6 magnitude quake’s epicenter was reported in Gladstone around 9 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Officials say the area, which sits on the Ramapo Fault Line, had experienced a 1.5 magnitude earthquake last month.

The Star-Ledger reported:

About 100 people called Bernardsville police in the following minutes, Remian said, after experiencing a loud rumble then hearing what sounded like a boom. "It was felt by everybody here," Remian said from police headquarters. "It felt like the whole room was shaking around us, and a loud explosion afterward."

See earlier IPBiz post:

Earthquake hits New Jersey on Valentine's Day

for the USGS map


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