Nation

New Jersey quake follows on Sandy’s heels

RINGWOOD, N.J. — As they recovered from Hurricane Sandy, some residents in northern New Jersey awoke to a small earthquake early Monday.

The quake, with a magnitude of 2.0, struck at 1:19 a.m. and was centered in Ringwood, a community that is still dealing with downed trees and power outages from the storm.

Advertisement

Geophysicist Jessica Turner at the National Earthquake Information Center said residents reported hearing a loud boom. Turner said those on upper floors of a home might have felt shaking or seen objects on walls vibrate.

The quake was 3 miles below ground and could also be felt in Mahwah, Wanaque, Oakland, Franklin Lakes, West Milford, and Paterson.

Get Ground Game in your inbox:
Daily updates and analysis on national politics from James Pindell.
Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here

Ringwood police said there were no reports of damage.

Turner said the last earthquake in New Jersey had a 2.2 magnitude and was recorded in February 2010.

Last week, a light earthquake struck southern Alaska, shaking residents of Anchorage and Kenai. The magnitude 4.2 quake was about 34 miles northwest of Anchorage. There were no reports of damage, officials said.

Associated Press

Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
You're reading  1 of 5 free articles.
Get UNLIMITED access for only 99¢ per week Subscribe Now >
You're reading1 of 5 free articles.Keep scrolling to see more articles recomended for you Subscribe now
We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to Globe.com for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com