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Earthquake Shakes Southern New England
Released: 6/16/2000

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Note to Editors: As more information is received from other seismograph stations and data are further analyzed, an update or clarification on magnitude and location of this event may be issued.

A minor earthquake, preliminary magnitude 3.3 according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), occurred in the southern part of Massachusetts at 12:03 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time today. The epicenter was about 10-15 miles west of Springfield, Massachusetts. The earthquake was felt in Blandford, Holyoke, Russell, Huntington, Southampton, Northampton, Westfield and Springfield in Massachusetts and as far south as Hartford and Bristol, Connecticut. There have been no reports of damage.

For more information about earthquakes and seismicity in Massachusetts and Connecticut, refer to the following USGS web pages on the Internet:

http://wwwneic.cr.usgs.gov/neis/states/massachusetts/massachusetts.html

http://wwwneic.cr.usgs.gov/neis/states/connecticut/connecticut.html


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