4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes the Gold Coast of New Jersey

In an unprecedented event, residents along the Gold Coast of New Jersey experienced a startling wake-up call as a 4.8 magnitude earthquake rippled through the region early this morning. The tremors were felt across several key cities, including Hoboken, Weehawken, Fort Lee, Edgewater, and Jersey City, sparking immediate concern and surprise among the local population.

The seismic event occurred without warning, catching both citizens and authorities off guard. Preliminary reports from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) indicate that the earthquake originated from a Lebanon NJ.

Immediate Impact and Response
Despite the moderate strength of the quake, early indications suggest that major structural damage was minimal. However, emergency services are on hand to assist “We have activated our State Emergency Operations Center. Please do not call 911 unless you have an actual emergency,” said New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy. Local officials have urged residents to report any damage, no matter how minor it may seem, and to check on their neighbors, especially the elderly and those who may require additional support.

In Hoboken and Jersey City, where the population density is particularly high, the earthquake prompted a swift evacuation of several apartment buildings and office spaces as a precautionary measure. While most were allowed to return home within a few hours, the event has undoubtedly left a lasting impression on the community.

Community and Government Response
Local governments have activated their emergency response protocols, opening hotlines for residents to report damages and seek information. New Jersey Governor’s office released a statement reassuring the public that all available resources would be directed towards ensuring the safety and well-being of those affected.

For now, the people of Hoboken, Weehawken, Fort Lee, Edgewater, and Jersey City have not reported an significant damage.

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