Although they went largely undetected by most New Jerseyans, things got a little shaky Sunday morning as two small earthquakes rattled parts of the Garden State, according to the The US Geological Survey. Geologists say both quakes were very small – less than 2.0 on the Richter scale. The first quake hit at about 5:11 a.m. southeast of Westville, Gloucester County at a depth of 5 kilometers.
The second occurred at about 7:15 a.m. east-northeast of Highlands, Monmouth County according to the USGS, which shows that the earthquake hit at a depth of 4.4 kilometers below ground. New Jersey State Police Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Williams said the quakes “did not cause any alarm” and police did not receive any notification after they occurred. No damage was reported. READ MORE