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August 23, 2011

Earthquake Shakes CT: Did You Feel It?

Open forum today – tell us where you were when you felt the ground shake (if you felt it… some did not, including this author) and perhaps if you thought it was something else. What did you do?

There was a 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered between Richmond and Charlottesville, Virginia at about 1:51 pm and the rumble felt across Connecticut about four minutes later. Buildings up and down the east coast as far north as Boston have been evacuated as a precaution. Some damage has been reported in Farmington and Millerton, NY.

Do not call 911 or any other critical service unless you have an emergency. Any general building inquiries should be directed to Wolcott’s Building Inspector at (203) 879-8100. Wolcott Police and the Building Inspector’s office reported that “not one” call was made to them about any damage in town.

Connecticut receives

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