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4.8 magnitude earthquake strikes New Jersey, shaking buildings


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I just shook for a while. It rumbled and everything was rattling. That was a pretty strong quake for this area. Our local news said reports were coming in from New York to Maryland.

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5 minutes ago, susieice said:

I just shook for a while. It rumbled and everything was rattling. That was a pretty strong quake for this area. Our local news said reports were coming in from New York to Maryland.

We thought it was the train but there was no whistle. 😆

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Did any of y'all feel the 2.2 M baby quake a few weeks ago in the same place? Probably connected, given their proximity.

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Jersey is doing a safety check.

Earthquake felt in New Jersey and Philadelphia region; shaking felt from New York City to Baltimore - 6abc Philadelphia

It was located about 4 miles northeast of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey. It had a depth of about 3 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

 

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People felt the earth shake and buildings moved in the New York City area!

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1 minute ago, Doc Socks Junior said:

Did any of y'all feel the 2.2 M baby quake a few weeks ago in the same place? Probably connected, given their proximity.

I didn't feel that but I felt this one.

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Pretty unusual for the NYC area to have a quake. I always hear about them in California.

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9 minutes ago, Piney said:

We thought it was the train but there was no whistle. 😆

I was waiting to go to the laundry room and put my clothes in the dryer. At first, I was just hoping the washer didn't blow up :lol:

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5 minutes ago, Hawken said:

Pretty unusual for the NYC area to have a quake. I always hear about them in California.

The Atlantic margin is old and tired and passive, whereas the Pacific margin is exciting and youthfully vigorous. 

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9 minutes ago, Doc Socks Junior said:

The Atlantic margin is old and tired and passive, whereas the Pacific margin is exciting and youthfully vigorous. 

And people can't see it under 800 ft of glacial deposits under Southern New Jersey.

When I show people the magnetic anomalies map and explain that there is a extinct volcanic arc from Pangea's breakup when New Jersey was still sitting on the CAMP they are always surprised. 

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Our local news has a reporter in New Jersey now. He says he's felt and heard 3 aftershocks since he got there. People are reporting some damage. Pictures falling off walls, things falling off shelves and breaking. 

 

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6 minutes ago, Piney said:

And people can't see it under 800 ft of glacial deposits under Southern New Jersey.

When I show people the magnetic anomalies map and explain that there is a extinct volcanic arc from Pangea's breakup when New Jersey was still sitting on the CAMP they are always surprised. 

Heck, Lawnguyland is just a big old dump (of glacial debris). The glaciers do quite a job of scouring in some areas, but the glacial deposits can get thick, as you say!

Yes, a pretty good record from the marginal rift basins and breakup-associated LIP. The Palisades, for instance. Magnetic anomaly maps are good for looking under the debris!

 

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40 minutes ago, susieice said:

I was waiting to go to the laundry room and put my clothes in the dryer. At first, I was just hoping the washer didn't blow up :lol:

First EQ I truly felt was a baby one in Cali, but very close. I thought a car had run into the wall.

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This is all that's on Channel 6 Philadelphia news. They're showing video clips. One was from the UN meeting today. It shook them up too. They said reports have come in from N Carolina.

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God is mad at us for our unlawfulness going on in our country :ph34r:

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6 hours ago, Doc Socks Junior said:

Did any of y'all feel the 2.2 M baby quake a few weeks ago in the same place? Probably connected, given their proximity.

March 14th this happened. Penn State Brandywine has a seismograph that recorded this and they mentioned it on the news just now. At 6:01 tonight there was another aftershock so they are still happening. Not feeling anything so they must be small. What are the odds we will have another sizable shake in the future?

Gladstone, NJ. News just reported it was a 4.0 aftershock at 6:01 pm. It was felt by people but not here. I was kind of sleeping but I didn't feel anything so I shouldn't say that. Maybe it's what woke me up.

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3 minutes ago, susieice said:

March 14th this happened. Penn State Brandywine has a seismograph that recorded this and they mentioned it on the news just now. At 6:01 tonight there was another aftershock so they are still happening. Not feeling anything so they must be small. What are the odds we will have another sizable shake in the future?

I am glad your Ok Susie!!:yes:

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6 minutes ago, docyabut2 said:

God is mad at us for our unlawfulness going on in our country :ph34r:

I agree Doxy, Trump should have never said he was the Chosen One, God doesn't like false prophets!:yes:

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1 minute ago, Grim Reaper 6 said:

I am glad your Ok Susie!!:yes:

We're ok. Light damage where it hit, like pictures and things on shelves falling and breaking. My stuff just shook and rattled. Media is all over this and everyone is talking because a quake of this size is very rare in this area. Come to think of it, not too long ago, we had a thread talking about how many quakes have hit on the east coast lately.

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Just now, susieice said:

We're ok. Light damage where it hit, like pictures and things on shelves falling and breaking. My stuff just shook and rattled.

I glad to hear it. I lived through a 7.8 in Washington, State in the 1990s now that was truly crazy!:yes:

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Just now, Grim Reaper 6 said:

I glad to hear it. I lived through a 7.8 in Washington, State in the 1990s now that was truly crazy!:yes:

I went through 2 when I was in California but neither was that strong. This one felt like the first one out there. You could really feel everything shaking.

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4 minutes ago, susieice said:

I went through 2 when I was in California but neither was that strong. This one felt like the first one out there. You could really feel everything shaking.

The Earthquake in Washington state was centered in Puget Sound and it was approximately 25 miles deep. Two of my houses had minor damage. However, once the President declared that it was a National Disaster area FEMA paid for all the damage, I didn't even need to use my insurance!:yes:

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7 minutes ago, Grim Reaper 6 said:

I agree Doxy, Trump should have never said he was the Chosen One, God doesn't like false prophets!:yes:

Trump is going to save all of us and bring in the rule of law :) 

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