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Earthquakes shakes up Hatfield

By Collegian News Staff

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A small earthquake shook up Hatfield early yesterday morning, according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

The earthquake, which registered in at a 1.4-magnitude tremor on the Richter scale, happened at 12:34 a.m., according to masslive.com. There were no reports of injuries or damages, the website reported.

At 12:43 a.m., another smaller tremor shook the town, which borders Amherst, with a magnitude of .8, according to masslive.com. Masslive.com received its data from the New England Seismic Network.

“People in bed probably would have slept right through it,” said director of the Boston College’s Weston Observatory to the Boston Globe.

The earthquake’s depth was measured at about 7 miles – making it a shallow earthquake, according to masslive.com.  The epicenter of the quake was on Elm Street in the town, reported masslive.com.

The last quake felt in Massachusetts happened this past August when a 5.9-magnitude quake centered in Virginia caused Massachusetts to quiver, according to masslive.com.

-Collegian News Staff

 

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