Five Earthquakes Rattle Northeastern US In Less Than A Week

New England and the northeast region rarely gets earthquakes. However, a recent round of earthquakes has some scientists concerned, as the area experienced five in less than a week according to the San Francisco Bee.

Six earthquakes in six days rattled communities throughout the Northeast and surrounding areas in Canada, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The strongest was a 3.1-magnitude earthquake at about 6:43 a.m. Wednesday in Upstate New York, the USGS said. More than 2,000 people reported feeling the quake about 45 miles north of Albany.
The quake was felt as far away as Albany, according to the USGS.

A pair of 2.7-magnitude earthquakes have also hit the region over the past week. One hit in Montreal, on the city’s island on the St. Lawrence River, at about 4:20 p.m. Friday, USGS data shows. About 300 people reported feeling shaking from the quake, but there were no reports of damage or injuries. (source)

While it is unlikely there will be any major tectonic or other natural activity in that region, it is always of note to mention because one of the greatest threats that the US faces is natural disaster, which would have long-term effects on her geopolitical stability.

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