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, NJ.com 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.