Weak earthquake centered above Exit 1 in Quechee shakes White River Junction area


Submitted a year ago
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Eric Francis

Felt as far away as Cornish

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION - Something 3.7 miles underneath the ground northwest of White River Junction moved late Wednesday evening and the resulting 2.3 magnitude earthquake was felt across the downtown and clear into Lebanon.

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    The 11:30 p.m. quake, which the United States Geological Survey classified as "weak," was nonetheless felt and reported by over a hundred people on their global "Felt it?" crowd-sourced survey website with the furthest report so far coming from 60 miles away near Burlington.

    While the precise epicenter of the quake was approximately 6,500 yards below ground, the surface point was plotted by the USGS as 43.679 degrees North by 72.402 degrees West which is on the wooded slopes of the forest just to the west of Interstate 89 a short distance north of the Exit 1 interchange near Quechee Mobile.  The exact point would be a few hundred yards up the slope west of the interstate across from the Merrimac Circle trailer park which is off Old River Road.

    Did you feel it?  If you'd like to contribute a first person report to the USGS database the link is:

    https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us1000bu6p#dyfi

    Correction: This story was updated to reflect the correct time and date.

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