Small earthquake shakes central New J...

Small earthquake shakes central New Jersey

There are 39 comments on the The Morning Call story from Feb 3, 2009, titled Small earthquake shakes central New Jersey. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Won-Young Kim, a seismologist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, N. Y., says a quake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.0 was recorded at 10:34 p.m. Monday, centered in the Morris County ...

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WOW

Malvern, PA

#21 Feb 3, 2009
Saluki Rod wrote:
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So let me get some clarity, PA people have NJ people and vice versa?
This is just like IL's dislike for the cheese-eaters in WI! Glory!
Not sure about IL/WI situation but I doubt most in this area had a problem with folks from NJ until the moved to PA in droves and completely trash the way of life while,at the same time, trashed the natives as low-brow, hillbilly and dutchy (in contrast to high society NJ???heh)
Now on the other hand, this big-headed Jersey Girl once elated in the fact that folks from NJ long ago began to tell Visitors (not migrants such as themselves) to the Jersey Shore to "go back to PA".
Double Standards- another reason they should swim the Delaware in an eastern direction.
usmc

Philadelphia, PA

#22 Feb 3, 2009
Amused Crack-er wrote:
Oh, gee. Sorry about that. I was sitting at a bar in Dover, NJ, having a few beers and got a little gassy. If you think the tremor was bad, you should've been there for the smell! The fire department was called for a possible gas leak, and they were right!
you think your bad! they put me on the al-qaeda deck-o-cards!

Since: Mar 07

AOL

#23 Feb 3, 2009
WOW wrote:
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No stereotyping needed when your big ego is around.
You are a typical loud mouthed, self important, look at my diatribes- example of why people write what they write about 'joisey girls' and boys.
Incorrect. If I didn't have the word "joisy" in my name I'd be just another poster that you'd disagree with, you're simply looking for someone to sh!t on pertaining to the state & what better bullseye than to have the state's name in one's handle on here. I don't fit into the McMansion owning cellphone toting rich new car owning stereotype so you resort to other insults. Again, you do it to yourself.

Since: Mar 07

AOL

#24 Feb 3, 2009
Stay in jersey wrote:
<quoted text> thanks for also seeing it the way I and many other Pa residents do . It's not a stereotype when the overwhelming majority is exactly how we're describing you people .
It's a stereotype when they say "all" of them build new homes, or "all" of them are rich, or "all" of them are drug dealers & theives. What about those who don't do these things or have McMansions? Obviously not all are like that. Learn to co exist with others for a change. If you seriously think the things I say are bad then you obviously have never ventured outside of this region in your lifetime.

Since: Mar 07

AOL

#25 Feb 3, 2009
WOW wrote:
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Not sure about IL/WI situation but I doubt most in this area had a problem with folks from NJ until the moved to PA in droves and completely trash the way of life while,at the same time, trashed the natives as low-brow, hillbilly and dutchy (in contrast to high society NJ???heh)
Now on the other hand, this big-headed Jersey Girl once elated in the fact that folks from NJ long ago began to tell Visitors (not migrants such as themselves) to the Jersey Shore to "go back to PA".
Double Standards- another reason they should swim the Delaware in an eastern direction.
I mentioned that a while back.....struck a nerve eh. Doesn't feel very nice does it. I've never called anyone here a hillbilly nor do I consider anyone here to be anything of the like. And the Dutch thing????? Sorry no clue what that's about, the first I ever even heard of any of those things is when someone like you mentioned it. When you start mandating a state as if it is seperate from the rest of the country to where you don't want anyone else moving there & prefer only those who were born & raised there to live there then you're better off lobbying to annex PA from the rest of the country. There is no law that states no one from any other state is allowed to move here, regardless of how many. Tons of other states have new residents who have moved there from other states, even "locals" were once new residents. Every state also has an influx they consider undesireable, Pennsylvania is no exception, even those in NJ complain about those from NY moving there, but guess what that's life & life sometimes isn't fair & grown adults realize this & don't whine about it, they deal with it & make the best of it instead of throwing tantrums. Sorry that all I'm trying to do is raise a family & get by like everyone else, I'm sorry if that upsets you, I'm sorry if I purchased a home built in 1910 was I supposed to build a new home on once open land? I'm sorry I don't own a new car that I refuse to live beyond my means, if I buy a brand new car will that make it better? You spend so much time hating others who aren't like yourself that you can't see that there actually are decent people living here. Grow up.
Amused Crack-er

Easton, PA

#26 Feb 3, 2009
JoisyGirl wrote:
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Every state also has an influx they consider undesireable, Pennsylvania is no exception, even those in NJ complain about those from NY moving there, but guess what that's life & life sometimes isn't fair & grown adults realize this & don't whine about it, they deal with it & make the best of it instead of throwing tantrums.
So, we should just sit back and accept the influx of crime, poverty and violence? Granted, it's not ALL coming from NJ/NY (but the vast majority IS), but that is what it sounds like you are saying.

Sometimes life isn't fair, but it's a weak person who will just sit back and "make the best of it." A strong person will stand up for themselves and correct the wrong.

Since: Dec 07

DuPage County

#27 Feb 3, 2009
WOW and Joisy Girl...thank you for the further details. Just to clue you in, IL and WI basically hate each other because of Chicago.

We Chicagoans feel ourselves superior to WI'ers due to stereotypes, mainly that they're a bunch of beer-chuggin', cheese-eating, deer-shooting hillbillies. They on the other hand, despise FIB's (figure that one out) mainly for this viewpoint.

Who's right and who's wrong? Who cares!

Since: Feb 09

AOL

#28 Feb 3, 2009
When did Morris County move to "central Jersey"? Oh, well - if that was a small one, moving to California is out of the question!
Stay in jersey

Kunkletown, PA

#29 Feb 3, 2009
Amused Crack-er wrote:
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So, we should just sit back and accept the influx of crime, poverty and violence? Granted, it's not ALL coming from NJ/NY (but the vast majority IS), but that is what it sounds like you are saying.
Sometimes life isn't fair, but it's a weak person who will just sit back and "make the best of it." A strong person will stand up for themselves and correct the wrong.
I'm happy to be called a hillbilly and take it as a compliment . But I remember not locking my house or taking the keys out of my car in my driveway . Or letting my car run when I go in the grocery store and not having to worry if it's there when I come out . Those civil libirties have been stolen from me .
Anarchy

Telford, PA

#30 Feb 3, 2009
njguy wrote:
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that would be ashame unless its the same weekend in the summertime when the toothless,overweight and arrogrant Pennsylvanians pollute our beaches roads and eyes of our children.
Then they won't need to drive there anymore. It will be beach front property. Can't wait!
Stay in jersey

Kunkletown, PA

#31 Feb 3, 2009
JoisyGirl wrote:
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It's a stereotype when they say "all" of them build new homes, or "all" of them are rich, or "all" of them are drug dealers & theives. What about those who don't do these things or have McMansions? Obviously not all are like that. Learn to co exist with others for a change. If you seriously think the things I say are bad then you obviously have never ventured outside of this region in your lifetime.
Been across the delaware unfortunately ya'll drive terrible , and all you people are rude . Pitbulls are stereotyped as a bad dogs , some are good . I still don't reach out to pet any of them !!!!

Since: Mar 07

AOL

#32 Feb 3, 2009
Amused Crack-er wrote:
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So, we should just sit back and accept the influx of crime, poverty and violence? Granted, it's not ALL coming from NJ/NY (but the vast majority IS), but that is what it sounds like you are saying.
Sometimes life isn't fair, but it's a weak person who will just sit back and "make the best of it." A strong person will stand up for themselves and correct the wrong.
The areas that have those types of crimes-crime is attracted to economically depressed areas, it's a proven fact. Should people sit back & accept the crime? Of course not but they are & have been for quite some time now, look at Allentown & how it's virtually allowed to occur. Like you said it's not ALL coming from everyone from NJ & NY so why don't many acknowledge this? Why do so many make comments as if we're ALL doing these things? And like I told someone else the other day, to use areas like A town or Easton or even parts of Striudsburg as an example is just plain silly, the scum that's infiltrating those areas are not the norm & certainly not the average. If people look at Easton & Allentown as their justification then yes I can see how they come up with ese far fetched views on a group of people as a whole but it's far from the truth. There are plenty of people up here where I live who are from NJ & we don't have half the crime that Easton or Allentown does, because those towns are getting all the scumbags, hence we are not all like that.

There's also that wonderful perception that the entire state is like those who live in the larger cities here, boy that couldn't be farther from the truth. They're going to Easton or Allentown because they're easy towns to take advantage of, they were already economically depressed from the get go. Instead of moving out & allowing the dirtbags to come in they can fight back but I'm not seeing any of that, I see a lot become keyboard heros online but lacking the physical action to do what it takes to get their city back. Still I don't see it as a justification for the nastiness and hatred upon an entire bunch of people. They're going to compare some blue collar hard working families with the drug dealers of Allentown? I think not. It's just laughable.

Since: Mar 07

AOL

#33 Feb 3, 2009
Saluki Rod wrote:
WOW and Joisy Girl...thank you for the further details. Just to clue you in, IL and WI basically hate each other because of Chicago.
We Chicagoans feel ourselves superior to WI'ers due to stereotypes, mainly that they're a bunch of beer-chuggin', cheese-eating, deer-shooting hillbillies. They on the other hand, despise FIB's (figure that one out) mainly for this viewpoint.
Who's right and who's wrong? Who cares!
It goes on all over. My father's family is from western PA & they think everyone in eastern Pennsylvania & NJ are all on drugs. Some in Jersey do the same thing with the New Yorkers who are moving in & so forth, it happens everywhere. HOwever when I moved here I had never even heard of anything like this, I couldn't fathom that people could actually hate an entire group of people from another state & were capable of saying what they do say, I wasn't aware of any rift between the two states. My father was born & raised here & even he wasn't aware of it. Only until I got here & started reading & seeing it. It saddens me that some here can actually be so condescending & elitist to think that you are of no worth unless you were born & raised here. I found it appauling but now it's par for the course. I can deal with it-it's my son that I fear for & it's one of the reasons why we plan to move, I refuse to have my son grow up here with this crap, it's no atmosphere to raise a child in.

Since: Mar 07

AOL

#34 Feb 3, 2009
Stay in jersey wrote:
<quoted text>I'm happy to be called a hillbilly and take it as a compliment . But I remember not locking my house or taking the keys out of my car in my driveway . Or letting my car run when I go in the grocery store and not having to worry if it's there when I come out . Those civil libirties have been stolen from me .
It used to be like that everywhere, all states at one time you were able to leave your door unlocked & leave your car unlocked, not just here. This should not surprise you.

Since: Mar 07

AOL

#35 Feb 3, 2009
Stay in jersey wrote:
<quoted text> Been across the delaware unfortunately ya'll drive terrible , and all you people are rude . Pitbulls are stereotyped as a bad dogs , some are good . I still don't reach out to pet any of them !!!!
And you wonder why....you already have a bad attitude and if you've been across the Deleware you'd know that half the things you're saying aren't true. You sound more like a 12 yr old than an adult the way you talk to people. If anything it's like with attitudes such as yourself who think they're better than others, that only they are good enough to live in a certain specified region. You are nothing more than an elitist. I am no better than you & you are no better than I am, we are equal but sounds to me like you feel you're better than that. I'm so sorry life is that miserable for you that you feel the need to put others down if they don't conform to your standards. Sorry but I'm not changing for you, I've bothered no one by living here & trying to raise a family & keep a roof over our heads, we work hard just like everyone else & do the best we can to get by & make the most of it, we have no flashy cars, I don't even own a cellphone, no brand new home, we don't do drugs nor sell them, we dont' steal, we're no different than anyone else here. If those things make me a bad person then you've just persecuted yourself & everyone else that does what they can to get by. None of this matters as no matter what I say people like yourself will continue to complain & stereotype because they're just that miserable with their own life it makes them happy to pick on others. I feel sorry for you.
kelly

Rockaway, NJ

#36 Feb 3, 2009
Rendell wrote:
Can anything ruin NJ more that it is already ?
F*** YOU.
you seriously have never been anywhere to new jersey rather than effing south jersey or the highways have you? The county in which the earthquake struck is one of the RICHEST in the COUNTRY. The schools prosper and there is far less poverty than in many other parts of the country. At least people from new jersey know how to f****** drive and aren't stupid F******* hicks like you all.
Amused Crack-er

Easton, PA

#38 Feb 4, 2009
JoisyGirl wrote:
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The areas that have those types of crimes-crime is attracted to economically depressed areas, it's a proven fact. Should people sit back & accept the crime? Of course not but they are & have been for quite some time now, look at Allentown & how it's virtually allowed to occur. Like you said it's not ALL coming from everyone from NJ & NY so why don't many acknowledge this? Why do so many make comments as if we're ALL doing these things? And like I told someone else the other day, to use areas like A town or Easton or even parts of Striudsburg as an example is just plain silly, the scum that's infiltrating those areas are not the norm & certainly not the average. If people look at Easton & Allentown as their justification then yes I can see how they come up with ese far fetched views on a group of people as a whole but it's far from the truth. There are plenty of people up here where I live who are from NJ & we don't have half the crime that Easton or Allentown does, because those towns are getting all the scumbags, hence we are not all like that.
There's also that wonderful perception that the entire state is like those who live in the larger cities here, boy that couldn't be farther from the truth. They're going to Easton or Allentown because they're easy towns to take advantage of, they were already economically depressed from the get go. Instead of moving out & allowing the dirtbags to come in they can fight back but I'm not seeing any of that, I see a lot become keyboard heros online but lacking the physical action to do what it takes to get their city back. Still I don't see it as a justification for the nastiness and hatred upon an entire bunch of people. They're going to compare some blue collar hard working families with the drug dealers of Allentown? I think not. It's just laughable.
VERY well said and I do agree with what you say!
Amused Crack-er

Easton, PA

#39 Feb 4, 2009
joe poli wrote:
Joisey Girl, welcome to Pennsylvania, land of incest, inbreeding, scrapple, ring baloney, jealousy, sullen people, baseball caps, racists, wannabees, slow drivers, crystal meth, heroin users, pot smokers, cheap beer drinkers, hairy 300 pound women, mud wrestlers, low intelligence, toothless men and women, common law marriages, single mothers, pick up truck drivers, NASCAR fans and, of course, deer hunters.
People here are too dumb to discuss earthquakes that's why they always harp about outsiders from NY and NJ.
Where do YOU live, Joe? If you live in PA and hate it that much, then get out. I don't see anyone forcing you to stay and accept our hillbilly, rednecked, incested ways.

Or maybe you're merely describing your own family...

Since: Mar 07

AOL

#40 Feb 4, 2009
Amused Crack-er wrote:
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VERY well said and I do agree with what you say!
Thanks. I have no intention of arguing with anyone. I come in peace know what I mean? lol. It's a silly issue anyway. Hope you all have a good day, take care :O)

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