Tuesday, October 16, 2012
A 4.6 magnitude quake in Maine shook homes in Boston Tuesday night.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Did you feel that shaking? An earthquake near Hollis, Maine rattled homes and teeth all the way down into Boston Tuesday night. Preliminary measurements by the U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred 16.8 miles underground and hit 4.6 on the Richter Scale. Lake Arrowhead is about 31 miles west of Portland. Did you feel the earthquake? Or are you sure people are overreacting? Tell us in the comments below!
The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 4.0 shake near Hollis, Maine.
UPDATE: The USGS downgraded the earthquake to a 4.0 from a 4.6 on the Richter Scale. Small tremors were felt in the Greater Boston area after a 4.6 magnitude earthquake near Hollis, Maine. The epicenter of the quake was about 92 miles from Boston. For more information about tectonic activity in New England, check out the US Geological Survey's information page. Governor Deval Patrick said in a statement on Tuesday night that there were not yet any reports of injury or damage in the state. "MEMA will continue to monitor the situation closely," he said. "Residents should use caution if they encounter any damage and take a minute to check in on neighbors, family and friends." Did you feel the tremors? Help us out and tell us where you felt …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
According to several JP residents, they felt a small earthquake.
Several residents of Jamaica Plain report via Twitter that they felt a small earthquake on Tuesday. Steve Garfield reported the tremor drove several neighbors out of their houses. Patrick Cook said his whole building was shaking and lamps were moving. Resident Andrew Joslin sent an email saying that, "I'm on the third floor of a house in JP, experienced sustained strong shaking, some books fell off a shelf," he wrote. "My cat woke up and took notice." According to the city of Boston emergency alert system, the tremor was a result of an earthquake in Virginia. No damage or injuries were reported as of 2:19 p.m.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Showa Boston, a Japanese language and cultural institute, has 200 Japanese students.
The massive earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan has a Jamaica Plain international school scrambling to connect students with their parents in the diaster-stricken nation. Showa Boston is having a tough time reaching some of the parents of the 200 Japanese students staying at the Moss Hill language and cultural institute, according to President Ron Provost. "We're just trying to find out what's going on," Provost said. Provost said the school has not yet organized any relief efforts, that all their energies are being put toward connecting students and their families back in Japan. Asked if the school needed volunteers, Provost said not at this time, and that it is usually the other way around, with Showa Boston students volunteering …
The Weston Observatory, nestled in the woods of Weston, helped to detect the Japanese earthquake that struck Friday morning.
WESTON — It's hard to believe that almost 10,000 miles and 14 time zones away, a building in Weston felt and recorded the devastating earthquake in Japan. But that's exactly what the Weston Observatory was designed for. The pens on the seismographs were going crazy this morning, said Dr. John Ebel, a geophysicist and director of the observatory. "We're accumulating our data with data from all over the world," said Ebel. The observatory has both the standard drum recorder and computers monitoring the data of seismic activity all around the world 24 hours a day, and one of the computers sent out a phone alert at 12:46 a.m. Friday, said Ebel. Employees at the observatory generally work standard business hours but the mood today is one of all …