December 10, 2011. Buildings shook, bottles rattled, bells rang, and many of New Jersey shouted "Earthquake!" yesterday morning.
However, despite the evidence of more than 60 people, a representative of the U.S. Geological Survey said that none of the seismometers stationed around the state did not register even a hint of a shiver.
"This is clearly not an earthquake," said geophysicist John Bellini, speaking at the U.S. Geological Survey office in Colorado. "My guess — more than likely that it was thunder or a sonic boom."
However, a representative of the National Weather Service said it is unlikely that even a strong storm could cause similar fluctuations.
This year in New Jersey have already occurred half a dozen extreme weather and geological events, including a 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Virginia that shook buildings across the Garden State in August.
At this time, reports of unexplained shocks began streaming at 10 am from many areas, including Egg Harbor, Cranbury, East Brunswick, North Brunswick, Trenton, Somerset, Edison, Plainfield, Piscataway, Iselin, South Plainfield, and others, according to nj . com