UPDATE: Two Possible Earthquakes Felt Throughout Southcoast
UPDATE 6:48 – There are now reports of two earthquakes striking the Southcoast within minutes of each other. The first quake is reported by the United States Geological Survey as a M2.4 earthquake, originating at 5:46pm 1.5 miles SSW of New Bedford.
The second quake is being reported by multiple sources, including the New England Incidents Facebook page, as a M4.1 earthquake originating off the coast of Nantucket at 5:48pm.
UPDATE 6:32 – According to the New England Incidents Facebook Page, an earthquake did originate off the coast of Nantucket at 5:48pm, reportedly of 4.1 magnitude on the Richter Scale.
Original Story – Another possible earthquake has struck the Southcoast area.
Around 5:45pm Tuesday, callers to WBSM and many others reported hearing a loud rumble, followed by a trembling sensation.
According to the Weston Observatory at Boston College, there was some sort of seismic activity around the time reports began coming in.
We’ll have more information as it becomes available.