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3 earthquakes strike off Rhode Island/Massachusetts coast



Did you feel it? 3 earthquakes struck off the coast of Rhode Island and near Massachusetts this weekend.

A few Rhode Island residents reported feeling a magnitude 2.2 earthquake that took place 18 km SSE of Narragansett Pier, Rhode Island Saturday morning at 4:42 a.m.

A few handful of people reported feeling a tremor when a 2.5 magnitude quake struck 17 km SSE of Narragansett Pier, Rhode Island at 10:15 p.m. on Saturday night.

This morning, a 2.2 magnitude earthquake 18 km ENE of New Shoreham, Rhode Island was felt at 2:40 a.m.

Earthquakes in general are rare in southern New England which makes the events this weekend even more surprising.

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  1. Keith R Evans

    May 16, 2022 at 11:40 am

    Multiple tremors are usually a precursor to a big one. Buckle up. I hope I’m wrong.

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