Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Earthquake Felt in New England!

Today (Tuesday afternoon, 8-23-11) we felt a mild earthquake in New England.  Allie texted us to tell us there was an earthquake in Boston and some people in Concord commented on feeling the ground sway.  Ashley and I were in the car and didn't feel it, but that is a good thing!
The news posted it as the most powerful earthquake to strike the east coast since 1944 and registered 5.8, centered 90 miles southwest of Washington, D.C.

Monuments in Washington were shut down, airports grounded flights.  Shaking was reported as south as Charleston, South Carolina and as far north as Maine!
While earthquakes on the west coast tend to be harder and more powerful, east coast quakes tend to cover a broader range.
The quake is believed to have started 3.7 miles beneath the earth's surface.  And there were 2 recorded aftershock's, registering at 2.2 and 2.8.

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