New Jersey Reports 3.1 Magnitude Earthquake Near Freehold Township

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Some New Jersey residents were woken up extra early Wednesday morning after an earthquake struck part of the state.

The 3.1 magnitude earthquake was reported near Freehold Township around 2:00 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

“Whole house shook and woke us up. Sounded like a massive truck had crushed,” a West Freehold resident reported on an earthquake-tracking website run by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) in Paris.

“All of a sudden there was some intense shaking for 2-3 seconds and it was accompanied by a sonic-boom type sound,” reported one Englishtown resident.

The EMSC received reports from people within a 30-mile radius of the earthquake’s epicenter, according to

“Everyone woke up including the dog,” a Roosevelt resident reported. “I thought a car hit the garage.”

Twitter uses were quick to note the tremors as well.

Sheriff Shaun Golden said workers in the county’s operations center felt tremors that were like “jet engines for a few seconds flying overhead,” followed by a “little rattle,” while speaking to WNBC. He says the department received a ton of 911 calls from residents following the quake. (RELATED: Swarm Of Earthquakes Leaves Scientists On Edge For Something Much Bigger)

The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office tweeted there were no injuries from residents reported and “no interruption of service or damage to system.”

A similar earthquake rattled the state back in 2009, with residents in Morris County feeling a 3.0 quake, according to the New York Times.