Small Earthquake Shakes Parts of New Jersey, New York

January 4, 2016

Scientists say a small earthquake has hit in northern New Jersey.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-2.07 quake hit just before 1 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, roughly 2 miles northwest of Ringwood, New Jersey. Officials say it could be felt in Mahwah, New Jersey, and in some towns in New York’s Rockland County.

Authorities say there are no reports of damage or injuries.

Officials say smaller earthquakes are felt in the region every few years.


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