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New England Earthquake! September 28, 2010

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Seismic Wave from Earthquake 9-25-2010 Concord, NH 3.1 mag.

Above: recorded on EQ-1 Seismograph @ Burlington Science Center/ BHS!
Latest New England Earthquake!
Boscawen, NH
September 25, 2010
~ 11:28PM (1828 UTC)
Magnitude 3.1 on Richter Scale
CONCORD, NH (NEWS CENTER) – The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 3.1 magnitude earthquake shook parts of New Hampshire and Southern Maine Saturday night.
The earthquake struck at 11:28 PM Saturday.
The quake was centered about 10 miles northwest of Concord, NH.
NEWS CENTER received emails and phone calls from several viewers in Southern Maine (Wells and even as far north as Naples) reporting that they not only felt the tremor but, like any good Rock song, it made the walls of their houses shake. Maine’s Geolgical Survey says that we aren’t sitting on an active fault. Scientists just aren’t sure of the exact cause of earthquakes in the Pine Tree state.
Generally, a handful of small earthquakes will hit the region every year.
Francestown resident Tom Peters said that the quake “felt like either an eighteen-wheeler coming up my driveway, or, my immediate thought was that a large aircraft was coming down directly over my house.”
According to WMUR News 9 Meteorologist Josh Judge, this is considered a relatively minor earthquake, but much larger than what residents typically experience in New Hampshire.
Numerous residents from across the state called WMUR’s newsroom to report shaking and tremors in their home. Many said the quake felt like a “low rumbling” that rattled windows and shook homes for several seconds. Several residents also reported hearing a loud “boom” before feeling their homes shake.
One emergency dispatcher with the town of Canterbury reported receiving 400 calls in 20 minutes.
Saturday night’s quake is the second New Hampshire has felt in 2010. A 5.5-magnitude earthquake hit the Ontario-Quebec border in Canada in June, which was felt as far away as New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and Michigan.

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