The epicenter of the quake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 3.0, was reported at Victory Gardens, although it could be felt in Rockaway, Dover and Morris Plains, according to Won-Young Kim, a seismologist for the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, in Palisades, N.Y.
The communities near the earthquake’s epicenter are in Morris County, about 35 miles west of Midtown Manhattan.
While 3.0 is a rather large earthquake for the metropolitan New York region, a temblor of that magnitude is unlikely to cause any major damage, Mr. Kim said.
And they said it’s not uncommon for those parts of NJ? I’ve never heard of any in NJ before!