A magnitude 3.1 earthquake struck in East Freehold, New Jersey early Wednesday morning.
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A magnitude 3.1 earthquake struck in East Freehold, New Jersey early Wednesday morning.

Freehold out, N.J. A 3.1 magnitude earthquake near Freehold NJ woke people up overnight through central New Jersey but caused no injury or damage. Even though, the sheriff’s office received about 125 calls to 911 in about 30 minutes.

“It would be very surprising for us to see anything more than you know, damaged shelves or picture frames falling off of windows,” said Robert Sanders, a geophysicist with the survey.

However, The United States Geological Survey said around 2 am the earthquake occurred. It was centered about 2 kilometers (1,25 miles) south, southeast of the center of East Freehold, about 3 miles deep. In addition to that, “That’s a relatively rare magnitude for quakes in this area,” Sanders said.

Two other quakes have occurred within 10 miles of this location since 1970, a 3.5 in 1979 and a 3.1 in 1992 he said.

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