Breaking: Earthquake Hits New York City

An earthquake hit Northern New Jersey, causing tremors throughout New York City. There are no reports of injuries at this time.

Earthquake strikes NY/NJ, causing trembling in Monsey, Airmont, Chestnut Ridge, and the surrounding region. It was felt in New York City and Suffolk county.

Some residents are reporting that chandeliers fell to the floor.

Preliminary indications show the epicenter of the quake in northern New Jersey near Lebanon. No reports of injuries at this time.

According to some reports, this quake measured between 4.7 and 5.5 on the Richter Scale.

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  1. MORRISTOWN, NJ recorded a 5.1 !

    2.5 or less Usually not felt, but can be recorded by seismograph. Millions Annually

    2.5 to 5.4 Often felt, but only causes minor damage. 500,000 Annually

    5.5 to 6.0 Slight damage to buildings and other structures. 350 Annually

    6.1 to 6.9 May cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. 100 Annually

    7.0 to 7.9 Major earthquake. Serious damage. 10-15 Annually

    8.0 or greater Great earthquake. Can totally destroy communities near the epicenter. One every year or two

    1. What is the greatest distance, in any direction, from the epicenter in NJ where today’s earthquake was felt.

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