2.7 Magnitude Earthquake in Deep River - NBC Connecticut

2.7 Magnitude Earthquake in Deep River



    Residents got an early wake up call from Mother Nature in Deep River (Published Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014)

    There was 2.7 magnitude earthquake in Connecticut early Thursday morning and state police started receiving calls from residents reporting that their houses shook.

    The earthquake happened at 3:07 a.m. about 3 miles south west of Deep River Center, according to the U.S.Geological Survey. 

    State Police in Westbrook said they received several calls from residents from Deep River and Chester. There are no reports of damage or injuries, according to police.

    Paul Flammang, of Deep River, lives on a boat and said he felt the earthquake.

    The largest earthquake in state history was in East Haddam on May 16, 1791. The U.S. Geological Survey lists the earthquake as an intensity VII and reports two heavy shocks in quick succession.

    The quakes shook down stone walls, knocked off chimney tops and a fissure formed in the ground.