New Jersey woke up to a magnitude-2.0 earthquake early Monday morning that was centered in the small town of Ringwood, but people in New York could also feel the tremor.
Ringwood is one of the communities still dealing with downed trees and power outages in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, exactly one week ago today. People who felt the temblor reported hearing a loud boom. There were no reports of damage or injuries from the quake.
Experts say the last earthquake in New Jersey had a 2.2 magnitude and was recorded in February 2010.
The National Earthquake Information Center reported that shaking was felt in Wanaque, Mahwah, Franklin Lakes, Oakland, West Milford and Paterson.
Hurricane “Superstorm” Sandy tore through the East Coast last week and left a path of destruction through several states, mainly in New York and New Jersey. NBCNews reports that as of Monday, 1,389,000 million people in the Mid-Atlantic are without power, down from two million from the day before.
With Election Day Tuesday, round-the-clock efforts are underway to get power restored to residents and businesses.