An earthquake in New Jersey?

UC Riverside seismologist on an unusual event
By Jules Bernstein |

This morning, a 4.8 magnitude earthquake struck in New Jersey, sending tremors throughout the region. People in places entirely unused to shaking, including New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia, could feel it. Californians with relatives on the East Coast spent the morning scratching their heads. 

University of California, Riverside seismologist Abhijit Ghosh, who studies earthquake physics, explains what happened. 

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