Small earthquake near Jersey City goes unnoticed

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JERSEY CITY, New Jersey — Scientists report a small earthquake that likely was completely unnoticed was recorded just south of Jersey City.

The 1.3 magnitude quake occurred at a depth of about seven miles at 5:08 a.m. Tuesday.

U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Susan Hoover tells The Jersey Journal ( ) there are no reports of residents feeling the quake and it would be uncommon for it to cause any damage.

Information from: The Jersey Journal ,

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