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Earthquake Rattles New England

Earthquake Rattles New England

Last evening at 7:12 p.m., parts of Maine and New England felt the wrath of an earthquake. At 4.0M, it was mild, but rattled a few people. The faults in this part of the country were formed 400 million years ago. It is rare for us to feel a quake, and this one lasted only a few seconds with little to no damage. Most people thought it was a train, furnace exploding or other mundane explanation. While I was having dinner at a local restaurant and felt nothing, people in a nearby building said their building swayed.

My immediate thought was about an article we published in 2007 about how pets can predict earthquakes. On the way to work, I spoke with several pet owners. The consensus was that many pets and livestock animals did act “odd.” One woman said her dog started to run in a circle in the living room. Another bounced off the couch seconds before. Click here to read our article.

If you have a pet and have experienced an earthquake, did your cat or dog give you an indication of what was to come??

1 comment

1 JD1977 { 10.17.12 at 9:37 pm }

That is weird. I live in the mid atlantic and we had a quake in 2011 and it shook my house. I live in PA but where it was centered in Virginia, there were trees down, buildings cracked, and houses were shaken till they were destroyed. I was sitting in my house that day and my cat was looking into space before it happened. It was felt from NY-NJ-PA down to SC. That one was huge for us and there were over 30 recorded aftershocks. I saw Maine on the news this morning on Good Morning America and i thought to myself “well thats awfully strange”

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