Small quake reported in Morris County Saturday
MORRIS PLAINS — Scientists say New Jersey has had a small earthquake.
NJ.com reports that the U.S. Geological Survey says a 1.3 magnitude earthquake happened shortly before 2 p.m. Saturday just north of Morris Plains in northern New Jersey. The agency reported the quake on its website.
"This earthquake occurred right along the Ramapo Fault, the geologic boundary between mountainous northwestern New Jersey and the flatter piedmont region to the east," New Jersey 101.5 Meteorologist Dan Zarrow said. "Magnitude 1.3 on the Richter Scale is nothing to write home about. I'd be surprised if a single person in New Jersey actually felt this quake. It would have to be at least 1,000 times stronger (Magnitude 4.0+) to cause any significant damage."
Police in Morris Plains say there were no reports of damage.
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