Earthquake epicenter near Dartmouth Mass. - 7News Boston WHDH-TV

Earthquake epicenter near Dartmouth Mass.

Posted: Updated:
DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WHDH) - Residents of Southeastern Mass. were settling in Tuesday night when many of them felt a few shakes and heard some rattles.

It wasn’t an explosion as some people thought, but a 2.4 magnitude earthquake.

According to the US Geological Survey, the epicenter was one kilometer west southwest of Bliss Corner in Dartmouth.

"I felt, I heard a couple big booms, couple good vibrations. Felt like my whole store was shaking,” Graham Gertriege said.

People from all across the south coast felt the shakes, but no damage has been reported.

“I was laying down in the bed playing Floppy Bird, the next thing I felt the house shake, we actually thought it was an explosion,” John Arrial said.

A geophysicist from the USGS said even though at 2.4 it was a relatively small magnitude quake, the eastern part of the United States is different than the west.

Also, because the earthquake was relatively shallow it was felt over a larger area.

Geophysicists say earthquakes happen more than we think, we just don’t feel them.
  • Stay Connected

  • Like Us on Facebook
  • Follow Us on Twitter
Powered by WorldNow

Sunbeam Television Corp
7 Bulfinch Place
Boston, MA 02114

News Tips: (800) 280-TIPS
Tell Hank: (855) 247-HANK
Corporate Media Services: (800) 642-1551

Can't find something?
Connect with us here:
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WHDH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.