It still seems crazy that we had a nearly 5.0 earthquake here in the Garden State. Today was the first day back in the studio since the earthquake on Friday and I can still remember how it felt as I was doing an interview and the quake occurred. Feeling the room shake and equipment rattle was quite an event. Luckily for us, we did not have any major damage, that I know of. Things seem fine in the Toms River area. But there was some damage following the Friday quake here in New Jersey.

 

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Folks in one Morris County town had to boil there water this weekend following a water pipe rupture after the quake. The water line break was described as a "geyser" going off. According to NJ.com, it was in Randolph Township. "A pipe beneath Pleasant Hill Road in Randolph Township ruptured on Friday afternoon, spewing water into the air in a scene similar to a geyser. All of the township was placed under a boil-water advisory Friday afternoon to kill bacteria potential in the supply as a result of the blast."  Local officials said that the "boil water mandate" would remain in effect until folks from the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority can test and approve water quality in Randolph.

 

 

Meanwhile, another damage area was reported in Hunterdon County in the town of Readington Township. This damage occurred to a historical structure that once help General George Washington during the Revolutionary War. According to NJ.com, "Taylor’s Mill, a 264-year-old historic building, sustained damage in the wake of Friday’s quake. The grist mill was built in 1760 by Colonel John Taylor, a local carpenter and miller. It was used to supply grain for American soldiers during the Revolutionary War."

 

The grist mill was referred to as "the mill that fed Washington’s troops". Hopefully, this 264-year-old historical site can be repaired.

 

 

Did anything break in your home or office during the earthquake? let us know and post your comments below.

 

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