Small Earthquake Shakes Parts of Morris County

Officials from the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed a weak 1.6-magnitude earthquake was measured in Butler in Morris County Thursday night.

Officials said the 1.6 magnitude earthquake was measured 1 km from Butler at around 9 p.m. and is the second earthquake to hit Northern NJ in the past 60 days.

The Butler Police Department said it was contacted with over 1,000 calls.

**According to the U.S Geological Survey: **

Butler has had: (M1.5 or greater)

1 earthquake today
1 earthquake in the past 7 days
1 earthquake in the past month
3 earthquakes in the past year

The largest earthquake in Butler:

Today: 1.6 in Butler, New Jersey, United States

this week: 1.6 in Butler, New Jersey, United States

this month: 1.6 in Butler, New Jersey, United States

this year: 2.7 in Bernardsville, New Jersey,