Historic Earthquakes

New Jersey
1783 11 30 03:50 UTC (Local 11/29)
Magnitude 5.30
Intensity VI

Largest Earthquake in New Jersey

This earthquake was felt from New Hampshire to Pennsylvania. A foreshock at 02:00 UTC on November 30 and an aftershock at 07:00 UTC were reported only in New York and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Abridged from Seismicity of the United States, 1568-1989 (Revised), by Carl W. Stover and Jerry L. Coffman, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1527, United States Government Printing Office, Washington: 1993.