Another minor earthquake has rattled eastern Connecticut.
Boston College’s Weston Observatory says the 2.1 magnitude earthquake at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday was in Plainfield. It was in the same area as five small earthquakes over five hours Monday morning.
The strongest of those was 3.1 magnitude and could be felt in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Last Thursday, an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.0 to 2.2 was felt in Plainfield. Homeowners reported it was strong enough to shake picture frames off the walls.
A research scientist at the Weston Observatory said such a series of small earthquakes in the Northeast is not unusual because the eastern U.S. is atop a tectonic plate affected by geological pressure. Source: http://www.wcvb.com/news/again-earthquake-rattles-eastern-connecticut-6th-in-2-days/30678528
wwlp.com – Jan 14, 2015
The U.S. Geological Service confirmed a 2.0-magnitude earthquake at about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in Plainfield. It was the third consecutive day an earthquake was felt in the area. A 2.1 magnitude earthquake rattled Plainfield and surrounding areas Tuesday …
wwlp.com – Jan 13, 2015
The Weston Observatory of Boston College was in the northern part of Plainfield and Danielson Tuesday placing remote seismic recorders to try to pinpoint the exact location of where these tremors are starting. … Five smaller quakes were felt afterward.
Turn to 10 – Jan 13, 2015
The Weston Observatory is reporting a 2.1 magnitude earthquake hit the area of Plainfield, Connecticut, Tuesday morning. Plainfield police have received more phone calls reporting an earthquake Tuesday morning and it is the eighth in the area since last …
Boston.com – Jan 14, 2015
A 2.1 magnitude earthquake rattled Plainfield and surrounding areas Tuesday morning. It was in the same area as five small earthquakes on Monday morning. Last Thursday, a 2.0 to 2.2-magnitude earthquake was felt in Plainfield. Paul Yellen, Plainfield’s …
wwlp.com – Jan 13, 2015
Boston College’s Weston Observatory says the 2.1 magnitude earthquake at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday was in Plainfield. It was in the same area as … Last Thursday, anearthquake with a magnitude of 2.0 to 2.2 was felt in Plainfield. Homeowners reported it …
WNPR News – Jan 14, 2015
… at about 6:30 am Wednesday in Plainfield. It was the third consecutive day an earthquake was felt in the area, and was in the same location as five small earthquakes on Monday morning. … Benson said residents in Plainfield have not yet taken specific action to prepare for future earthquakes, but researchers from the Weston Observatory at Boston College installed seismograph equipment in the area Tuesday to accurately pinpoint future quake’s epicenters. Connecticut is riddled with fault lines, but the state is …
WFSB – 21 hours ago
There have been at least 10 registered quakes within the past week. “At first we didn’t actually believe it was an earthquake,” said Hannah Gregoire, of Plainfield. “One of the guys said an old guy ran a truck into the building. No one ever thought earthquake.” She was filling customers’ coffee and donut … This comes a day after a 2.1-magnitude quake wasfelt. Scientists, including those at the Weston … After Tuesday’s rumbling, Wagner said he didn’t have any damage, either. Still, he said he’s not taking any chances.
WFSB – Jan 13, 2015
“I felt like the whole house shook,” said Alvin Wagner of Moosup. “Literally you could feel the house shift for a … While Wagner said his house was fine, Tuesday’s quake prompted him to call his insurance agent. “Most people have told me, ‘no, earthquakes …
My Fox Boston – Jan 14, 2015
Police in Plainfield confirm another earthquake hit the town at around 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Over the last week there have been at least 10 … 3.3 quake, happened on Monday morning. A slightly smaller tremor was felt on Tuesday morning.
New Haven Register – Jan 13, 2015
There have been eight earthquakes in the Plainfield-Danielson area since Jan. 8, including a magnitude 2.2 on Tuesday, and that’s pretty much all seismologists can say about that. Such a cluster is called an earthquake swarm by those who study them.
CBS Local – Jan 13, 2015
Boston College’s Weston Observatory says the 2.1-magnitude earthquake at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday was in Plainfield. It was in the same area as five … The strongest of those was 3.3 magnitude and could be felt in Rhode Island. Renee Toper, of Plainfield, …
Boston Globe – Jan 13, 2015
All the quakes have been recorded in the area of Plainfield, Killingly, and Sterling, which are near the state’s border with Rhode Island, said John Ebel, director of the observatory, a geophysical research and education center. Continue … The most recent was a 2.3-magnitude quake that hit in Danielson, a borough of Killingly, at 7:27 a.m. Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said. … That temblor was felt throughout eastern Connecticut, most of Rhode Island, and in a few Massachusetts towns, Ebel said. Dozens of …
The Providence Journal – Jan 13, 2015
Eastern Connecticut has had another minor earthquake Tuesday near the Rhode Island line, according to Boston College’s Weston Observatory. The 2.1 magnitude … Last Thursday, an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.0 to 2.2 was felt in Plainfield, Conn.
WTNH – Jan 12, 2015
So today’s Connecticut quake was ten-times stronger than last Thursday’s, and released more than 30-times the amount of energy. It still rates as a minor earthquake. But tell that to the people in Plainfield who thought a bomb had gone off in their back yard. Even so, from an … I lived in Southern California for a few years, and felttwo of them, and I remember exactly where I was both times. It gets your attention. But it’s all relative. What I call unforgettable, Californians call Tuesday. Or in the most recent event in the …