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Magnitude 1.7 Earthquake Rumbles New Jersey

A magnitude 1.7 earthquake rumbled part of New Jersey on Monday night, according to federal officials.

The U.S. Geological Survey said that no one was injured in the quake that was recorded around 6:30 p.m.

According to the USGS, a magnitude 1.7 earthquake wouldn't be felt by most people except under especially favorable conditions. 

Jessica Turner, a USGS geophysicist, says this tremor was noticeable because its epicenter was directly beneath Morris Plains. Morris Plains Police Lt. Michael Koroski says police received about 25 calls reporting a loud booming noise, but there were no requests for service because of the quake.

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