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Small Earthquake Shakes Rockaway Township

Rockaway Township

The United States Geological Survey reported an earthquake detected in Morris County, New Jersey, on Tuesday.

Officials said it happened at 5:14 p.m. near White Meadow Lake in Rockaway Township.

The United States Geological Survey said it was a magnitude 2.3, approximately 3 miles deep. 

Accoding to published reports, the Ramapo Fault zone is a system of faults between the northern Appalachian Mountainsand Piedmont areas to the east.

Spanning more than 185 miles (298 km) in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, it is perhaps the best known fault zone in the Mid-Atlantic region, and some small earthquakes have been known to occur in its vicinity.

Morris County authorities reported no injuries or significant damage.