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BREAKING: 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles New Jersey, Felt Across 100 Mile Radius

Middlesex County

By: Richard L. Smith 

In an unprecedented geological event this morning, the US Geological Survey (USGA) confirmed a 4.8 magnitude earthquake with its epicenter near Tewkesbury/Lebanon, New Jersey.AdThe Hunterdon County quake, occurring at approximately 10:17 a.m., sent shockwaves felt by residents within a 100-mile radius, impacting areas as far-flung as Fanwood, Newark, Berlin, and parts of South Jersey.

Despite the widespread tremors, particularly rattling communities closer to Tewkesbury, initial reports indicate that there have been no injuries as a result of this rare seismic activity.


Local emergency services and municipal offices are currently overwhelmed with hundreds of calls from concerned citizens seeking information and reporting the effects of the quake.

The US Geological Center continues to monitor the situation closely, tracking aftershocks and assessing the quake's impact on the affected regions.AdAs the community grapples with the unexpected disturbance, authorities are urging residents to stay informed through official channels and to report any damages or safety concerns to local emergency services.

Stay tuned to this station for ongoing updates as we follow the aftermath of this unusual natural event, providing the latest information from the USGA and local officials as it becomes available.