Geology

The Two-Way
7:59 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Rare Earthquake Rattles New England

A map from the USGS. The yellow represents the areas that felt the earthquake the most.
USGS

Originally published on Wed October 17, 2012 8:37 am

A rare 4.0 magnitude earthquake rattled New England, last night. While some of our readers on the West Coast would barely even blink with such a shake, it caused confusion and consternation for many around the epicenter about 30 miles outside of Portland, Maine.

The Bangor Daily News reports that the largest earthquake to strike the region measured 5.1 and it happened in 1904.

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NH News
7:59 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Quake Hits Maine, Rattles N.H.

Credit USGS ShakeMap / U.S. Geological Survey

An earthquake has struck southern Maine and rattled nearby New England states.

The U.S. Geological Survey  said the epicenter of the quake was about 3 miles west of Hollis Center, Maine, and about 3 miles deep. That location is about 20 miles west of Portland.

The quake was felt in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, including Boston, and as far south as Rhode Island and Connecticut.

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Audio Postcard
12:44 pm
Tue June 27, 2006

Postcard from the Rock Swap

Precious stones, minerals and fossils were available for purchase or trade at the 42nd Annual Gilsum Rock Swap and Mineral Show.
Ian Junor

Over the weekend, hundreds of people from around the world showed up in the town of Gilsum, in southwest New Hampshire.

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