MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials say a small earthquake rocked part of New Jersey — measuring in at magnitude 1.5.
The U.S. Geological Survey says it recorded the quake around 6:30 p.m. Monday in the area of Morris Plains. According to the USGS, a 1.5 magnitude earthquake wouldn’t be felt by most people except under favorable conditions.
Jessica Turner, a USGS geophysicist, says this tremor was noticeable because its epicenter was directly beneath Morris Plains. Morris Plains Police Lt. Michael Koroski says police received about 25 calls reporting a loud booming noise, but there were no requests for service because of the quake.