2.0 Aftershock Of 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake In New Jersey Reported

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake with a New Jersey epicenter was confirmed by the USGS Thursday, April 5

Earthquake in New Jersey.

Earthquake in New Jersey.

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The quake occurred at 10:23 a.m. about 7 km north of Whitehouse Station, NJ, according to the USGS. A 2.0 aftershock was reported at approximately 12:20 p.m. west of Bedminster, the USGS said.

It was felt by nearly 42 million people in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, New York, and Maryland, the USGS says.

The FAA ordered ground stops at Newark and JFK International Airports, but flights had resumed as of 1:30 p.m. Police urged residents not to call 9-1-1.

New Jersey residents reported strong rattling for approximately 10 seconds.

Ring footage posted to a weather page shows a dog appearing to detect the quake early.

New Jersey's official geologist said that Friday's earthquake was near record-breaking for the Garden State: The 1783 quake in Rockaway Township still holds the record at 5.3.

People were quick to flock to social media to make sure they weren't the only one.

A 4.8 measurement on the Richter scale is classified as a "light" earthquake with "Noticeable shaking of indoor objects and rattling noises. Felt by most people in the affected area.

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