By Storm Gifford
New York Daily News
Dec 03, 2020 at 9:29 PM
At least it wasn’t as devastating as 1906.
Although nowhere nearly as destructive as the great San Francisco earthquake that killed thousands of people in the early 20th century, many New Jersey and Pennsylvania residents still experienced plenty of shake, rattle and roll with a minor Thursday morning tremor, reported the U.S. Geological Survey.
The tremor’s epicenter was in Milford, N.J., located approximately 65 miles west of New York City.
Hunterdon County — where Milford is located — and the eastern Pennsylvania counties of Bucks and Northampton received the brunt of the quake.
A 2.1-magnitude earthquake struck parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania Thursday morning. (Shutterstock)
No injuries or damage was reported although some reported that the tremor jolted them.
“Shook the whole house!” claimed Shannon Weller Schlinger, whose location is unknown, on Facebook, according to NJ.com.
Another social media user, who was not identified, said the quake was felt in Upper Eddy Township, Pa. — about 35 miles northwest of Trenton.
A third person, Kelly O’Neill, wrote on Facebook, “I thought something hit my house. Definitely scared me.”
On Aug. 17, a 1.7-magnitude tremor rumbled near Milford, noted the Allentown Morning Call. Three weeks later, a small earthquake near East Freehold, N.J., also hit.
The horrific 1906 quake killed more than 3,000 people and made 225,000 people homeless, according to the Geological Survey.
It is also believed to have obliterated 500 San Francisco city blocks, noted National Archives.