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BREAKING: 4.0 Magnitude Aftershock Hits New Jersey, Following Morning's Quake


By: Richard L. Smith 

An aftershock with a preliminary magnitude of 4.0 struck southwest of Gladstone, New Jersey, marking a significant seismic event following this morning's 4.8 magnitude earthquake.AdThe United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported the aftershock occurred at approximately 5:59 p.m. ET, adding to the day's unusual geological activity.

This evening's tremor is part of a series of aftershocks, totaling at least 10, that followed the main quake earlier today.

Most of these subsequent shakes ranged in magnitude from 1.8 to 2.2, signaling a notably active day for the region's seismology.

Residents and officials have remained composed through the seismic activities, focusing on safety and preparedness as they head into the weekend.AdThe events of the day, from the initial quake to the surprising aftershock, have created a memorable experience for many in the area, stressing the unpredictable nature of natural phenomena.