Earthquake Hits Connecticut


DEEP RIVER, Conn. (WTNH) — You don’t hear about earthquakes rattling Connecticut very often but one hit the town of Deep River this morning. As far as ‘quakes’ go, it wasn’t much but it was still enough to get people in town talking.

All is quiet in Deep River right now, after some slight shaking and rattling hit the area shortly after 3 this morning.

“So I knew it was an earthquake, it used to happen when I lived in Portland,” said a resident.

And that’s exactly what it was, an earthquake. Nothing major, measuring a 2.7 on the richter scale. But still enough for people like Alma Seaburg to take notice  after she got up to let her dogs out.

“And then I came back into the house and yelled at them for not having to go to the bathroom, went back to bed and then all of the sudden I heard woosh, it was like a woosh sound and the house went boom, boom like that,” said Seaburg.

“All I heard was a big shake, shaking up my whole apartment. I didn’t know what it was until my daughter called me a few minutes ago,” said Russ Daniels, Deep River.

The commotion from it all even prompted some to call police, to report what they had just felt. So we know there were people who were awoken or felt the earthquake. but there were other people News 8 spoke with who say they had no idea there was an earthquake. As a matter of fact, they didn’t find out about it until several hours later.

“I woke up and my husband came up and said there was an earthquake in Deep River around 3 a.m. and neither one of us heard it. We slept right through, we were kind of surprised,” said Deborah Patrician, Dee River.

“And then I decided to turn on my phone and there it was breaking news, earthquake in Deep River,” said Janet Kruszewki, Deep River.

“Not a thing! I wish I had. Then I could’ve said I lived through it,” said Francis Brooke-Smith, owner Dough on Main.

As a matter of fact, everyone lived through it. No damage or injuries from the quake, just a big topic conversation.

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