Atleast Six Aftershocks Recorded Following New Jersey Earthquake


There have been at least six aftershocks in the hours following the New Jersey earthquake Friday morning, according to United States Geological Survey data.

The initial earthquake was felt in northern New Jersey just before 10:30 a.m. ET, and the aftershocks were all recorded in the immediate area of the earthquake, USGS said.

According to USGS, the largest of the six aftershocks was 2.2 magnitude, recorded just after 1:30 p.m. ET.

New York Governor, Kathy Hochul said in a social media post that “aftershocks of these size are normal and are not expected to cause further damage.”

The governor said there have been no reports of injuries or damage.

It would be recalled that a 4.8 magnitude earthquake rattled buildings across parts of the Northeast Friday morning.

The earthquake was felt from Philadelphia to New York City.The Northeast earthquake impacted air travel.

Flights to airports in New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Newark were being held, officials said.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Eric Adams said in separate news conferences this morning that there were no reports of major damage or injuries following the quake, but added that teams will continue to monitor. “New Yorkers should go about their normal day,” the mayor said.

Source: CNN



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