The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed that a 2.1-magnitude earthquake struck near Clementon, NJ just after midnight. That's the 2nd earthquake to hit NJ this month.
That makes a hurricane, nor'easter, and earthquake in the same short time period.
Can anyone hear the sound of the Mayan ghosts saying "I told you so?" or is it the earth gods and goddesses in charge of environment saying the same thing?
There is an old story of how Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Perhaps we can update this to say that the NJ earth quaked while its citizens fought for Black Friday bargains.
Anyone else feel this latest environmental news as totally sobering?
I sure do here in 56-degree-today and 43-degree-tomorrow Central NJ USA the day after Turkey Day.
Judy Shepps Battle is a New Jersey resident, addictions specialist, consultant and freelance writer. Her weekly column "It Takes a Village" appeared in the South Brunswick Patch for a year. She can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information on this and other topics can be found at her website at http://www.writeaction.com/.
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