Underwater earthquakes off the coast of Massachusetts are a geological puzzle

May 17, 2011BOSTON — People in several Southeastern Massachusetts communities reported feeling a small earthquake Sunday night that experts say was centered under Buzzards Bay. The 2.1-magnitude temblor was recorded at 8:39 p.m. under the bay, 12 miles off Woods Hole and 11 miles from Bliss Corner in Dartmouth, according to the US Geological Survey website. The USGS collected 10 reports on its website from people who felt the quake. Reports came in from Dracut, Abington, Randolph, Falmouth, Pocasset, Fairhaven, Fall River, Raynham, as well as Little Compton and Providence, R.I. A second, smaller quake struck seven minutes later slightly south of the first one. An earthquake that registers 2 on the Richter scale is considered weak and likely to cause no damage. –The Boston Globe
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2 Responses to Underwater earthquakes off the coast of Massachusetts are a geological puzzle

  1. David says:

    Most likely an underwater volcano as there are millions all over under our seas, http://www.iceagenow.com/Ocean_Warming.htm

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