Thursday, June 02, 2016

New England Hit by 3 Earthquakes in 4 Days

Maine, New Hampshire, and coastal Massachusetts all saw quakes in recent days

 By Matt Noyes

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Three earthquakes have rumbled near New England over the last four days – two of them on Tuesday alone.

Though earthquakes make for great conversation, there’s no indication here in New England that this recent uptick in tremors means anything larger is coming.

On May 28, at 8:10 a.m., a magnitude 2.5 quake rumbled northwest of Aroostook County, Maine, along the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, near La Malbaie.
On Tuesday, May 31, at 11:54 a.m., a magnitude 2.0 quake rumbled just outside of Littleton, New Hampshire, in the northern part of the Granite State.
Also on Tuesday, at 10:29 p.m., a magnitude 2.2 quake rumbled just about 30 miles east-northeast of Rockport, Massachusetts, in the Atlantic Ocean on the east end of Jeffreys Ledge, well known to New England mariners.

Not only were there no reports of damage, but for most New Englanders, the earthquakes went unnoticed – though seismograph data picked up on all three.



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