New York Earthquake May Have Caused Mysterious Boom
Residents of Little Compton, Tiverton and Westport might have felt seismic activity from a relatively small earthquake in upstate New York on Wednesday evening. Did you feel anything in Portsmouth?
An earthquake in upstate New York could be to blame for the mysterious house-shaking boom that residents across Tiverton, Little Compton and Westport reported feeling on Wednesday night. Did you feel anything in Portsmouth?
At approximately 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, residents across the region dialed 911 to inform their local police station of a strange, earth-shaking phenomenon.
Homeowners from Crandall Road in Tiverton down to the Little Compton Commons reported feeling a brief earth-shaking boom.
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) a 2.3 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Indian Lake, New York - a short distance from the Vermont-New York state line.
On the government website, readers as far as Tiverton, Little Compton and Westport reported feeling after shocks from the quake.
Did you feel the boom? Where in town do you live and what do you think caused it?