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4.8 magnitude earthquake rattles New Jersey

WHITEHOUSE STATION, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A 4.8 magnitude earthquake rocked New Jersey Friday morning, shaking buildings in the tri-state area.

The 4.8 magnitude quake, which occurred about 10:23 a.m., was centered about 4 miles N of Whitehouse Station in Hunterdon County and had a depth of 4.7 kilometers, according to USGS.

“Earthquakes are uncommon but not unheard of along the Atlantic Coast, a zone one study called a “passive-aggressive margin” b/c there’s no active plate boundary between the Atlantic & N. American plates, but there are stresses,” USGS said on X.

NJ Transit system-wide are on or close to schedule in both directions with residual delays to trains already enroute due to bridge inspections following an earlier earthquake.

“We have activated our State Emergency Operations Center. Please do not call 911 unless you have an actual emergency,” NJ Governor Phil Murphy said.

There were no initial reports of injuries or damages to structures in the area.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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