What is happening in New Jersey? There have been 3 more earthquakes to hit near the same spot this week, bringing the total to 12 in the last month.

The quakes started near the end of April with a 2.9 magnitude quake shaking Gladstone, New Jersey on Saturday, April 27. Another struck on May 1 registering 2.6 on the Richter scale.

7 Earthquakes in 10 Days

Then Califon and Gladstone experienced 7 quakes, some in the same day starting on Memorial Day weekend.

May 24 in Gladstone, New Jersey
2.9 magnitude at 07:50:12 (UTC)

May 27 in Califon, New Jersey
1.2 magnitude at 00:53:42 (UTC)

May 27 in Gladstone, New Jersey
1.3 magnitude at 10:21:18 (UTC)

May 30 in Califon, New Jersey
1.5 magnitude at 00:25:12 (UTC)

May 30 in New Jersey
1.4 magnitude at 01:40:17 (UTC)

June 1 in Califon, New Jersey
1 magnitude at 10:12:07 (UTC)

June 1 in Gladstone, New Jersey
1.8 magnitude at 22:44:55 (UTC)

READ MORE: Earthquake Shakes Northeastern U.S.

Tomislav Zivkovic

3 More Earthquakes

Now, 3 more earthquakes have hit Califon, New Jersey this week!

June 3 in Califon, New Jersey
1.6 magnitude at 12:31:17 (UTC)

June 5 in Califon, New Jersey
1.1 magnitude at 18:26:41 (UTC)

June 6 in Califon, New Jersey
1.7 magnitude at 23:23:51 (UTC)

That would make 12 earthquakes in the same area of New Jersey since May 1.

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Earthquakes in New York

There have been more than 550 earthquakes in New York State. The first one struck the New York City area on December 18, 1737, with a magnitude of 5.2. It's one of two damaging quakes to hit the Big Apple.

The largest earthquake to ever hit New York State was on September 5, 1944. A 5.9 magnitude quake struck near the New York-Canadian border, causing damage in Massena and Cornwall, Ontario.

READ MORE: Safest City in New York for Natural Disasters

Western New York felt its strongest quake on August 12, 1929, with a magnitude of 5.2.  It was centered near the town of Attica.

The Utica/Rome area has felt a few tremors over the years. One hit Barneveld in 2015 and another struck Prospect in 2013. Both were less than a magnitude of 2. Port Leyden, on the other hand, shook with a 3.5 magnitude quake back in 1980.

44 of Biggest Earthquakes to Shake New York State

New York is no stranger to earthquakes. There have been 44 to hit the state with a magnitude of 3.0 or higher.

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