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EARTHQUAKE OF JULY 8, 2011 July 9, 2011

Posted by thenaturalist in Earthquakes.
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The U.S. Geological Survey reported that an earthquake rattled areas of Vermont and New Hampshire late Friday afternoon July 8, 2011. There were no reports of damage or injuries. The magnitude 2.6 quake struck at about 5:09 p.m. The epicenter was at Haverhill, N.H., which is just on the New Hampshire side of the border, about one mile from Newbury, Vermont. At a magnitude of 2.6, officials say people near the epicenter would feel shaking for five to ten seconds, the Associated Press reported. ( Staff and Wire Reports, “Mild earthquake felt on N.H.-Vermont border,” Burlington Free Press, July 9, 2011)

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1. Betty Hysong - July 13, 2011

I experienced that earthquake in North Haverhill, NH and it was unlike any of the “shaking”-type earthquakes which we have had here in the past. It was a loud explosive-like noise and in the house I felt one strong jar simultaneously with the sound.

thenaturalist - July 14, 2011

Thanks for this insider information. I was quoting what the Burlington Free Press said so I’d have a dated reference on my blog. Your own description of what it actually felt— and sounded — like is much more interesting! Your comment is a positive addition to my blog entry, and I thank you again for sending it.


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