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Monday, June 04, 2007

Quaking?

Now that's something we don't hear about too often - an earthquake in the northeastern US. They do happen though. Saturday night's rumbling along the New Hampshire coast was tagged with a magnitude 1.4, just a baby in the overall scheme of things.

Hmmm... it would have been interesting if this had happened while I was staying in Portsmouth last weekend. I've never experienced even a mild quake in person.

Actually I suppose it's a good thing not to be in the impressive but scary vicinity of a big earthquake.


From the USGS Earthquake Center:
Magnitude 1.4
Sunday, June 3, 2007 at 02:35:06 (Universal time)
Saturday, June 2, 2007 at 10:35:06 PM (local time)

Location 42.995°N, 70.932°W
Depth 16.8 km (10.4 miles)
Region NEW HAMPSHIRE
Distance 2 miles NE (39°) from Exeter, NH
10 miles WSW (238°) from Portsmouth, NH