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Small earthquake felt near Tuckerton
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Small earthquake felt near Tuckerton

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United State Geological Survey Community Intensity Map

The U.S. Geological Survey Community Intensity Map for the June 9 earthquake in Ocean County.

A 2.4-magnitude earthquake was reported 2 miles from Tuckerton on Wednesday morning.

According to data from the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake occurred at 7:52 a.m. The USGS’ Intensity Map shows weak to light intensity felt in parts of Galloway Township, Port Republic, Tuckerton, Little Egg Harbor Township, Stafford Township and Beach Haven. At least a dozen people submitted responses to the survey. (You can submit your report here)

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“Felt it in Smithville,” said Galloway resident Ann Marie Morrison on Facebook. “The house rattled, I thought it was a big truck going down the street.”

The earthquake had a reported depth of about 3.1 miles, according to the USGS. The energy was equivalent to a moderate bolt of lightning. While earthquakes in New Jersey happen once or twice a year, studies from the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology show similar earthquakes occur at least 500,000 times a year worldwide.

Press Meteorologist Joe Martucci contributed to this report.

Contact Ahmad Austin:

609-272-7404

aaustin@pressofac.com

Twitter @ACPressAustin

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