3.0 Earthquakes Shakes Northern New Jersey NJ - Victory Gardens - Mission Statement

Stargate messages keep coming into view as I sit beside the obelisk.

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On Saturday, two days after the appearing rosette incident, I was in the kitchen when suddenly the breakfront began to quiver. I walked over and watched as the crystal glasses jingled on the shelf. I touched the side of the breakfront and it stopped. Later I asked Sal, the person in charge of the building, who lives just below me, if he had experienced anything. He said the shaking has to do with earthquake activity - small tremors.

Around 10:30 Monday evening ... Ron was driving home in New Jersey. As he stopped for a red light his car started shaking. His first thought was ... an engine problem, but the shaking stopped. As he was near Picatinny Arsenal he thought there had been an explosion or accident. Later he discovered it was a 3.0 earthquake.

Small earthquakes are precursors ... warnings that prepare people for something more serious yet to come. They also allow you to know how you would react in case of emergency. This feels like a drill.

The epicenter of the earthquake was Victory Gardens. The borough is named for the victory gardens planted at private residences during World War II.

Small 3.0 Earthquake Rattles Morris County, NJ

New York Times - February 3, 2009

A small earthquake hit northern New Jersey late Monday night, according to seismologists. No one was reported to have been injured. The epicenter of the quake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 3.0, was reported at Victory Gardens, although it could be felt in Rockaway, Dover and Morris Plains, according to Won-Young Kim, a seismologist for the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, in Palisades, N.Y.

The communities near the earthquake’s epicenter are in Morris County, about 35 miles west of Midtown Manhattan. While 3.0 is a rather large earthquake for the metropolitan New York region, a temblor of that magnitude is unlikely to cause any major damage.

The vibrations lasted for about two or three seconds. An earthquake with a magnitude of 2 hit Phillipsburg, N.J., on July 28. A 2.6 magnitude quake struck Sussex County, N.J., on Feb. 17, 2006, and another quake, with a magnitude of 2.1, hit Morris County on Dec. 10, 2005.