Earthquake: 2.1-Magnitude Quake His New Jersey

June 24, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A small earthquake shook central New Jersey on Sunday, causing no damages or injuries.

The 2.1-magnitude quake struck just before noon in Rockaway Borough, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

“There was a huge explosive sound. We didn’t have any movement. It was just very loud and very powerful,” Allie Petrillo, who was in church, told the Asbury Park Press. “The epicenter was on Halsey Avenue, which is literally around the block.”

The Morris County Office of Emergency Management said that “no notable impact” was noted during the small temblor, according to the publication.

But for some residents, it was unsettling.

“It shook the house,” local Bonnie Hook told NJ.com. She said it was felt in her home and lasted a few seconds.

“It was a little scary. We’re not used to that in this area,” she added.

Last summer, Rockaway experienced several small quakes.

The largest earthquake in New Jersey, as CBS New York points out, took place just after the Revolutionary War more than two centuries ago. The quake was measured at 5.3 on the Richter scale and was felt from Pennsylvania to New Hampshire on Nov. 30, 1783.

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