ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Officials say very
small earthquakes are to blame for several loud booms that rattled residents in
a northern New Jersey town.
A seismologist with the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia
University in New York says there were three small quakes in Rockaway on
Won-Young Kim tells The Daily Record of Parsippany (http://dailyre.co/Qg6Xd1 ) the largest was
1.1. Kim also says there's evidence of another earthquake at 1:58 a.m. Wednesday
and possibly one at 4 a.m.
Police say the quakes were enough to cause some residents to become nervous
and come outside.