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Earthquake fluctuations in wells in New Jersey

Water resources circular (New Jersey Division of Water Policy and Supply) 5

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New Jersey is fortunate to be situated in a region that is relatively stable, geologically. For this reason scientists believe, on the basis of the best scientific evidence available, that the chances of New Jersey experiencing a major earthquake are very small. The last major earthquake on the east coast occurred at Charleston, S. C., in 1886. Minor shocks have been felt in New Jersey, however, from time to time. Reports of dishes being rattled or even of plaster in buildings being cracked are not uncommon. These minor disturbances are generally restricted to relatively small areas.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
State/Local Government Series
Title:
Earthquake fluctuations in wells in New Jersey
Series title:
Water resources circular (New Jersey Division of Water Policy and Supply)
Series number:
5
Year Published:
1960
Language:
English
Publisher:
State of New Jersey, Dept. of Conservation and Economic Development, Division of Water Policy and Supply
Publisher location:
Trenton, NJ
Description:
iii, 13 p.
Country:
United States
State:
New Jersey
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N