A very minor earthquake has struck Clifton, New Jersey. The small magnitude 1.83 quake took place at a very shallow depth of only 5.16km but was not widely felt. No known damage or injuries. Earthquakes in this area are extremely rare.
According to the LAMONT-DOHERTY COOPERATIVE SEISMOGRAPHIC NETWORK (LCSN), the data about the quake is as follows:
The area in which this quake struck is a densely populated sub-urban area, just 15 miles or so from Midtown New York City. The map below puts the area in perspective:
Earthquakes are EXTREMELY RARE in this area. I know. I live here. The quake took place about 11 miles from my home and I did not feel it.
Here's what the seismographs had to say about it: