Small Quake Hits Chester

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the earthquake struck at 11:10 p.m. from a depth of about 1.8 miles beneath the earth's surface. Full Story

East Hartford, CT

#1 Mar 12, 2008
It's interesting to note that tree Wesleyan geologists predicted a quake would occur in this approximate region back in 1999 when they discovered a consistent record of quakes every 200 years during a Branford Ct field study.
Varekamp, Thomas and Thompson of Wesleyan found that the last occurance was 200 years ago - and predicted (in 1999) we were due for one relatively soon. I think thats an amazing prediction! Geological time being what it is - thats very good.


#2 Mar 12, 2008
We had an earthquake six years ago in March. It was a couple days after my son was born, and he'll be 6 on the 27th. We were living in Torrington then. It was large enough in magnitude that it rolled me right off my chair!

Willimantic, CT

#3 Mar 12, 2008
Isn't there an area near Moosup where people can here rumbles from activity beneath the ground? I seem to recall this from a Geology class when working on my Backelors degree.....

United States

#4 Mar 12, 2008
Is it a sign that the Almighty is fed up with the antics of Spitzer, The Clintons, and Barack Hussein Obama???
Dodd and Kennedy...I think you're on that list as well!
Mike J in CT

Falls Church, VA

#6 Mar 12, 2008
I think this quake is just a precursor to a larger one. Granted, we don't see much seismic activity, but I believe it's going to happen. CT has been lucky and avoided some major disasters over the years. It's going to catch up to us.
East Haddam-ite

Manchester, CT

#8 Mar 12, 2008's Moodus, Ct that you hear the "little noises." I grew up there and have heard them throughout my lifetime. The name Moodus comes from the word Macamoodus (actually, I don't know if that's how you spell it, but that's how it is pronounced) is the native american word for "little noises."

I've only ever experienced one that woke me up, and it was actually in Plattsburgh, NY...not CT.

Girard, OH

#9 Mar 12, 2008
who cares

United States

#10 Mar 12, 2008
Just what I wanted to know
Elisheva in Cleveland

Cleveland, OH

#11 Mar 12, 2008
No, Bubba, He is angry because the USA is trying to divide Jerusalem and steal The Land from the Jewish people. Quakes have increased world wide, in synchrony with the post-Oslo years.

London, KY

#12 Mar 13, 2008
Told the home boys we shouldn't have tried digging the fort to China that day.

London, KY

#13 Mar 13, 2008
(in '68 that is)
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