Small earthquake shakes northern New Jersey

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KINNELON, N.J. — A small earthquake rattled parts of New Jersey Monday but didn’t cause any damage or injuries, officials said.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-1.4 quake was recorded at 12:06 a.m. Monday near the Morris County community of Kinnelon. Officials said it also could be felt in surrounding towns, including Butler and Bloomingdale.

Authorities said residents called in to report the earthquake was occurring.

Experts said smaller earthquakes usually don’t cause damage. But people will usually feel a little bit of shaking on higher floors.