A earthquake struck Sunday off the shore of Massachusetts, jolting residents during New England, Based on the U.S. Geological Survey.
The earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale hit at 9:10 a.m. from the Atlantic Ocean approximately 8 kilometers from the shore of New Bedford at Buzzards Bay at a thickness of 9.3 kilometers, the USGS reported. There were not any immediate reports of injuries or significant damage.
The USGS initially measured the quake in 4.2 size before devoting into a 4.0 and to a 3.6.The Massachusetts Department of Emergency Management Agency said in an announcement published on Twitter which there isn’t any threat of a tsunami occurring as a consequence of the earthquake.
Authorities in Silicon Valley, Massachusetts, roughly 15 kilometers east of New Bedford, reported receiving hundreds of calls from local residents jaded by the quake.”Authorities communications received lots of calls involving minor damage in people’s homes which contained items falling out of shelves.
There were reports of just two street-signs which became uprooted. There’ve been no reported injuries connected to the earthquake,” Fall River authorities said in an announcement on the section face book page.
Sunday’s quake came just in front of the 265th anniversary of this Cape Ann earthquake, probably the deadliest earthquake to reach New England, that damaged more than 1,000 homes.
The Cape Ann quake hit Nov. 18, 1755, roughly 30 miles from the north shore of Boston and shipped shock waves all the way to Montreal.