2.6-magnitude aftershock reported in New Jersey weeks after larger earthquake

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024
2.6-magnitude aftershock reported in New Jersey, USGS says
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GLADSTONE, New Jersey (WPVI) -- The United States Geological Survey reported a 2.6-mangitude aftershock in Gladstone, New Jersey, on Wednesday morning.

According to the U.S.G.S., the aftershock was reported around 7:01 a.m.

The most recent aftershock prior to this one was this past Saturday, also in Gladstone at a magnitude of 2.9.

Similarly, a 2.6-magnitude earthquake was reported in Gladstone on the morning of April 10.

Wednesday's aftershock comes just weeks after an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 startled millions of people along the Northeast in early April.

The epicenter was near Whitehouse Station, New Jersey -- about 60 miles from Philadelphia.

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Since then, several more quakes have been felt in the nearby area, and experts say small aftershocks could happen for days or even weeks after the primary event.

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The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was the largest in the Tri-State area since 1973.