Freehold N.J. The Epicenter of 3.1 Magnitude Earthquake

FREEHOLD, N.J.- The United States Geological Survey has confirmed a 3.1 magnitude earthquake struck just after 2 a.m. 1.2 miles SSE of Freehold NJ.

“Whole house shook for several seconds at 2 a.m.,” an East Brunswick resident said, reported. “Initially thought it may have been a low flying aircraft or helicopter, but none in the area.”

Another resident wrote: “Everyone woke up including the dog. I thought a car hit the garage.”

The National Weather Service says it was felt much in central New Jersey and reportedly Staten Island as well. No damage or injuries were reported.

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