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Event status: uncertain, preliminary [?]

Reported quake or seismic-like event: 3.7 mi east of Toms River, Ocean County, New Jersey, USA, Friday, Oct 1, 2021 at 7:39 pm (GMT -4) -

Reported quake or seismic-like event: 3.7 mi east of Toms River, Ocean County, New Jersey, USA, Friday, Oct 1, 2021 at 7:39 pm (GMT -4) Reported quake or seismic-like event: 3.7 mi east of Toms River, Ocean County, New Jersey, USA, Friday, Oct 1, 2021 at 7:39 pm (GMT -4)
1 Oct 23:47 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 8 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 1, 2021 23:39:32 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Oct 1, 2021 at 7:39 pm (GMT -4)
Statusuncertain, preliminary
Magnitudeunknown (3?)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude39.94847°N / 74.12781°W (Ocean, New Jersey, United States)
Antipode39.948°S / 105.872°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt5 reports
Primary data sourceVolcanoDiscovery (User-reported shaking)
Nearby towns and cities5 km (3 mi) W of Dover Beaches South (pop: 1,210) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
5 km (3 mi) NNE of Bayville (pop: 20,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
6 km (4 mi) E of Toms River (pop: 88,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
16 km (10 mi) SSW of Point Pleasant (pop: 18,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
18 km (11 mi) SSE of Lakewood (pop: 53,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) NNE of Ocean Acres (pop: 16,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) SSW of Asbury Park (pop: 15,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (37 mi) ESE of Trenton (pop: 84,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
79 km (49 mi) S of Brooklyn (New York) (pop: 2,300,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
276 km (171 mi) ENE of Washington (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 15°C (59 F), humidity: 65%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from WSW
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Seismograms

Seismic station: Fordham University, The Bronx, NYC (FOR/LD network) | Distance from quake: 103 km / 64 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Fordham University, The Bronx, NYC: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (5)

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White Plains New York (124.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s : I was at work standing felt the shaking and vibrations from the floor. The light fixtures and some things from the wall fell | 4 users found this interesting.  
08753 (0 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : At my house no cars going by felt a low vibration a few seconds then nothing else. Was sitting still and felt a low vibration in Tom's river nj | 2 users found this interesting.  
08753 (0 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : At my house no cars going by felt a low vibration a few seconds then nothing else. Was sitting still and felt a low vibration in Tom's river nj | 2 users found this interesting.  
A. Galetti Gibbsboro NJ 08026 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s : In bed … bed shaking and mirror rattling a lot. I knew immediately it was a quake.  
Brooklyn ny / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s

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