A viewer contacted me regarding this “rumbling” earthquake event out of New Jersey, which occurred in the late afternoon (October 29, 2014).
Officials say there was no earthquake, saying nothing was showing on any USGS feed.
While it is quite possible that the USGS feed does not show anything, if you check the charts for the area, using Columbia College’s seismic network (instead of relying on the USGS automatic feed)…. you will see something certainly did occur during this mid-afternoon time frame.
Chart from Basking Ridge, NJ:
Chart from Franklin Marshall College in Lancaster Pennnsylvania: (clearly more intense somewhere in rural PA)
I’ve highlighted the individual seismic events for the day, during the time frame set forth via the reports of residents (at approximately 2pm EDT):
If I had to venture a guess as to the cause of this event — seeing the intensity of the event registering greater in rural Pennsylvania, leads me to think this might be “fracking” related.
Possibly an underground shaft collapse, methane pocket, or even sometimes underground gas explosions (series of explosions) caused by excess hydrogen sulfide mixed with the natural methane.
Original Main stream Media report :
thanks to Jordi More for sharing
“COURT HOUSE – The Herald received social media reports of what people believe may have been an earthquake or a sonic boom around 2 p.m. Oct. 29.
“We received a call from the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and they said that Middle Township was feeling vibrations as far as Dias Creek,” said Lt. Patrick Greene of the Lower Township Police Department.
Lower Township Police told the Herald that they checked with the Coast Guard, but the Coast Guard did not have anything to immediately report.
At this time, Lower Township Police Department does not know what caused the vibrations.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), which monitors earthquake activity as it happens, is not reporting an earthquake in Southern New Jersey.”
Read what the community’s saying via Facebook: