USGS Reports 3.1 Magnitude Earthquake in New Jersey

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NEW JERSEY – As if 2020 couldn’t get any weirder. The United States Geological Survey is reporting that an earthquake struck the Garden State early Wednesday morning.

According to the USGS website that monitors seismic activity around the country, the 3.1 magnitude earthquake struck around 2:00 a.m. eastern time and had an epicenter near the southeast section of Freehold Township.

It’s unclear if anyone was injured or if any property was damaged.

It did cause several Jersey Shore residents to wake up and take to social media asking if anyone else felt that tremor.

Joe Dixon of Marlboro tweeted “Our house in New Jersey just shook for an eight of a second at about 2 am – what was that about?”


Another Twitter user said “Glad I’m not crazy! A 3.1 Magnitude earthquake hit in New Jersey and I felt it in New York! My house shook! #earthquake

This is a developing story and we will bring you updates as new information becomes available.