TRENTON – He’s on vacation, but the governor’s office issued a statement this afternoon following today’s 5.9-magnitude earthquake, stating that there are no reported injuries, no damage to infrastructure or to nuclear power plants.
Text of statement:
“An earthquake was experienced on the eastern seaboard of the U.S. and felt throughout parts of New Jersey.
“At this time, no injuries or fatalities have been reported and there are no reports of damage to the state’s infrastructure, including roads, bridges, dams, reservoirs, power grids, transit systems and nuclear power plants.
“The Governor’s Office is in constant communication regarding the status of the situation with State Police Superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes and the Office of Emergency Management team who are managing the event from the Regional Operations Intelligence Center.
“They are receiving regular updates from the U.S. Geological Survey and are in real time contact with the Governor’s Office.
“Trains, buses and light rail are all operating and NJ Transit tickets are being cross-honored.
“We will remain in touch with other cabinet officials and with the appropriate federal agencies for updates on the situation.”