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The 1783 New Jersey earthquake occurred on November 30, 1783 in the U.S.marker state of New Jerseymarker. Measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale, it stands as the most powerful earthquake to occur in the state.


Shaking was felt from New Hampshiremarker to Pennsylvaniamarker. A brief foreshock occurred at 02:00 UTC on November 30 and an aftershock five hours later were reported only in New Yorkmarker and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniamarker. The earthquake caused intensity VII damage on the Mercalli scale.


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