New Jersey, New York Residents Say They Felt Tremors, Shaking — But No Earthquakes

January 28, 2016 Updated: January 28, 2016

There have been reports of ground-shaking tremors in New Jersey, and officials are trying to determine what caused them.

Some residents of New York’s Long Island also felt the tremors, ABC7 reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey has not reported an earthquake in the region. The shaking took place at around 2:30 p.m. ET.


The New Jersey State Police have asked people to stop calling them about the shaking.

On Twitter, people sounded off on the shaking.


According to Laura Stetser of, the nearby 177th Fighter Wing jets are not flying on Thursday.

Ed Conover of the Atlantic County Office of Emergency Management, meanwhile, told the Press of Atlantic City that his agency hasn’t detected any seismic activity. He believes that the shaking its atmospheric or from an aircraft.

Diane Wielandi of the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management told the Press that they’ve felt one tremor and heard a boom, noting that it was not significant.

“In my house my patio doors started shaking, the floor started shaking a little bit and I saw my neighbor’s patio door shaking,” Absecon resident Rob Coyne said. “I knew it wasn’t me.”

“I felt my whole house shake twice,” Annette Santiago of Pleasantville told the Press. 

“It felt like a strong wind and my whole house just shook,” she added. “The second time it felt like the ground was shaking. I heard the windows moving too. I thought I was going crazy that it was just me hearing stuff.”