Map of Northern New Jersey marked with a red star at the epicenter of the 4.8 April 5, 2024 earthquake and blue dots in every location that has since reported an aftershock

2.9 magnitude earthquake aftershock rattles NJ near Peapack and Gladstone

Abi Cohen2024

Reports by residents who felt a 2.9 magnitude aftershock on Saturday, April 27, 2024, are shown in light blue. Credit: U.S. Geological Survey

The article reports on a small earthquake that occurred in Peapack-Gladstone, New Jersey, and its aftershocks. The earthquake, with a magnitude of 2.4, struck in the early hours of the morning, causing minimal damage and no injuries. This earthquake was one of the aftershocks from the 4.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the region on April 5. Scientists said the initial earthquake and related aftershocks are located near the Ramapo Fault. RCEI Affiliate Kenneth Miller explains that the Ramapo fault was formed about 400 million years ago when the continents pushed together.

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