Sunday, February 15, 2009

Earthquake hits New Jersey on Valentine's Day

NBCNewYork reported: The latest earthquake, with a magnitude of 2.2, was recorded shortly before 5:30 p.m. Saturday [Feb. 14], said Scott DiGiralomo, a coordinator with the county's office of emergency management. He told The Star-Ledger of Newark that the quake's epicenter was about 6 miles north of Boonton, and it was felt in neighboring Montville.

An earthquake of magnitude 3.0 had rattled windows and alarmed residents of several Morris communities on Feb. 2. That quake was centered in Rockaway, Dover and Morris Plains.

Hmm, New Jersey is getting quakes on holidays in February....

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UPDATE on New Jersey news, 18 June 09, from AP:

The pilot of a Continental Airlines flight from Brussels to Newark died over the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, but the jet landed safely with two co-pilots at the controls.
Flight 61 touched down on-time just before noon at Newark Liberty International Airport, authorities said. The Boeing 777 was carrying 247 passengers, said Kelly Cripe, a spokeswoman for the Houston-based airline.
Passengers weren't told of the pilot's death in flight. During the flight, an announcement was made asking if any doctors were aboard and several passengers approached the cockpit.

Query: should the passengers have been told?


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