Earthquake: East Coast

You don’t see these headlines every day. You don’t FEEL these earthquakes usually on the East Coast..

On the heels of massive quakes globally–including a building-swaying seismic experience in Taiwan this week–the East Coast of the United States was hit with a tri-state shaker Friday morning..

While there was no major damage–millions of people who don’t experience this suddenly felt a strange sense of doom without the gloom..

The U.S. Geological Survey said over 42 million people might have felt the midmorning quake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8, centered near Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, or about 45 miles (72 kilometers) west of New York City and 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Philadelphia.


It just felt wrong..
It felt creepy..

Six aftershocks have already hit New Jersey, and more could be on the way, according to USGS, after a strong 4.8 earthquake struck Tewksbury Township earlier today. USGS has circled a zone around today’s primary earthquake where aftershocks could continue to occur for the next week. The aftershocks are from the strong earthquake that struck northern New Jersey earlier today at 10:23 am.

Today’s earthquake in New Jersey was the strongest the Garden State has seen in nearly 250 years, and 3rd strongest on record for the state with records going as far back as 1737. The only 2 stronger ones were a 5.2 magnitude event in 1737 and 5.3 magnitude event in 1783.

However.. this would not be fun without a conspiracy theory.. Did the MILITARY cause today’s quake!

Remember this article over the next few days: Loud explosions and ground shaking will be possible in portions of central and southern New Jersey on April 7, 20, and 21. No, it won’t be thunder: the U.S. Military is warning of a series of upcoming exercises   that could be a “high noise” event in New Jersey with loud explosions; the weather will play a role in just how far noise will travel and what it’ll sound like when it arrives.  In an update released by the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, the loudest exercises are expected across three days in April.