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Trump’s Bedminster Golf Course Epicenter Of New Jersey Earthquake? | Details



The epicenter of the earthquake on Monday was seven miles away from Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. (Photo: X)

The epicenter of the earthquake that hit New Jersey and New York on Friday, was near Whitehouse Station in New Jersey, which falls between Lebanon and Bedminster.

Donald Trump’s National Golf Club, also in Bedminster, is just seven miles away from the epicenter.While witnesses reported experiencing shaking at the golf course, Trump Organisation said that there was no damage to the property.

“A fish tank fell at Bedminster. The fish fell out, but the tank did not break,” a club member told the New York Post, adding that the “ground shook very hard.”

The 4.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the two East Coast cities on Monday was a rare event, as these areas are not prone to major seismic events. In fact, Friday’s quake was the biggest seismic activity in that area in over 250 years – after the 5.3 magnitude quake that locals reportedly felt in 1884.

The United States Geological Survey said that the earthquake originated from Lebanon, New York, at around 10:23 a.m. local time and shaking could be felt up to Boston and Philadelphia. However, given the low magnitude of the quake, the USGS said that major damage is unlikely. No loss to life or injuries have so far been reported.

New York’s Governor, Kathy Hochul, has stated that there have been no reports of life-threatening situations or significant damage. However, she cautioned that aftershocks could still occur.

“If there is an aftershock, people are encouraged to drop and cover and to hold, drop to the floor, cover your neck, and hold onto something that is sturdy,” Hochul said.

The USGS also warned that there’s a 46 percent chance of an earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or higher occurring in the coming week. The National Tsunami Warning Center has assured that there’s no tsunami threat to the East Coast following Friday’s earthquake.

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