Small Earthquake Felt In Bucks & Hunterdon Counties

The earthquake was felt Wednesday.

A dragon boat travels the Delaware River in New Hope Borough last year.
Credit: Tom Sofield/

A Wednesday morning earthquake shook residents in Hunterdon County and Bucks County on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

The 2.6-magnitude earthquake was centered less than a mile from Gladstone in Somerset County, New Jersey. It happened at approximately 7:01 a.m.

Two readers reported feeling a rumble in Upper Makefield Township. Facebook groups in the New Hope Borough and City of Lambertville areas had members report feeling the earthquake.

The seismic activity follows closely on the heels of a stronger 4.8-magnitude earthquake and aftershocks on April 5.

A 2.9-magnitude tremor, was recorded last Saturday morning near Gladstone.

The April earthquake was centered approximately 7 miles from Wednesday’s event.

While earthquakes in the region aren’t unheard of, they are uncommon.

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Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for 12 years for both newspaper and online publications. Tom’s reporting has appeared locally, nationally, and internationally across several mediums. He is proud to report on news in the county where he lives and to have created a reliable publication that the community deserves.

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