TUCKERTON – Earthquakes in New Jersey are generally few and far between and not intense but they do happen. The United States Geological Survey confirmed that an earthquake struck the state early Wednesday morning.
Across New Jersey, seismic hazards are highest in northeastern New Jersey but this quake measured at 2.4 on the Richter scale was felt around 7:52 a.m.in the area of Tuckerton. It was also felt in Long Beach Island and Manahawkin.
The last time an earthquake was felt in the area was September 2020 when the USGS reported a 3.1 magnitude earthquake hit the southeast section of Freehold Township.
Garden State quakes have been known to produce some damage. New Jersey’s seismic hazard is lower than many earthquake-prone parts of the country.
It remains unknown if there were any injuries from the earthquake or any property damage though it did cause several shore area residents to wake up and take to social media asking if anyone had felt the tremor.
Several residents of Little Egg Harbor and Tuckerton took to social meeting to comment about their experience on social media.
“It shook my house in Sunrise Bay,” said Janet Thomas.
Theresa Santos said, “that was scary.”
“I felt it here in Mystic too,” said Linda Fischer.
“Heidi-Jeff Cush added, “It shook us here off Railroad.”
This is a developing story and will be updated as new information is made available.