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1.7 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Morristown Area

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MORRIS PLAINS, NJ - At approximately 6:35 p.m. Monday night, the United States Geological Survey reports that there was a 1.7 magnitude earthquake about 1.24 miles SSW of Morristown. Earthquakes that small typically aren't felt, but the shallowness (just five feet below the surface) made it perceptible to residents. People had reported hearing a loud boom, and some people say they felt their houses shake.

Currently there are no reports of injuries or damage.

It was not New Jersey’s first earthquake in the last year. A 1.3 magnitude quake was registered in March. It shook Morris Plains.

There were several small earthquakes across the New Jersey area in recent years: a 1.1 magnitude March of 2015 quake in Clifton; a 1 magnitude quake in July of 2015 in Wanaque; a 1.2 magnitude quake in August of 2015 in Fairfield; a 2.6 magnitude quake in August of 2015 in Bernardsville; a 2.1 magnitude January of 2016 quake in Ringwood and a 1.1 magnitude quake in July of 2016 in Kinnelon.

 

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Somerset Hills

Have Thoughts on Legal Weed? Assembly Joe Danielsen Wants to Hear from You

April 11, 2018

EDISON, NJ - Lifelong Franklin resident, Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17 Middlesex/Somerset), chairman of the Assembly Oversight, Reform, and Federal Relations Committee will host the first installment of his "Cannabis Listening Tour" at Middlesex Community College this Saturday. 

The hearing is open to the public and will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.