PLAINFIELD, Conn. (WTNH)– For the third time in the past few days, an earthquake has shaken the area around the town of Plainfield.
The Western Observatory of Boston College confirms that a 2.1 magnitude earthquake hit the area near Plainfield around 7:30 a.m.
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News 8 received more Report-Its from residents who experienced the earthquake.
Jean wrote “another earthquake. Whole ground rumbled for 2 seconds in Sterling at 7:30 a.m.”
Lori wrote “we just got another earthquake here in Plainfield, CT at 7:26 a.m. A loud explosion sound and house rattled again!!!!”
Plainfield residents are not too happy about the earthquake activity, and they’re hoping it stops. On Blueberry Lane, cracks in the street have developed. Residents say were caused by the recent earthquakes. Robert Elgar, a resident of Bluberry Lane, said the road was recently paved, and in recent days the large crack in the pavement has developed.
Elgar showed us cracks in his home’s sheet rock that he says are new. Elgar says the rumbling interrupted his internet service while he was working from home Tuesday morning.
“It knocked me right off the line. It’s just that strong,” said Elgar. When asked if he was knocked off of the internet, Elgar responded, “Yeah, my computer froze up, and it knocked me right off.”
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Plainfield police confirmed they’ve received many calls about the boom heard and the ground shaking.
This is the third earthquake confirmed in the eastern part of the state in less than a week. Last Thursday, a 2.2-magnitude earthquake occurred in Plainfield. Then on Monday, another earthquake, this one registering at 3.3 on the Richter scale, shook the same area.
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Elgar said he believes these smaller quakes have been happening for months, but the larger quakes over the past few days are bringing attention to a situation that has been happening for awhile.
At The Quintal Agency, many have been calling to see if their insurance policies cover quakes.
“It’s not automatically included, but you can add it by endorsement,” says owner Lynne Quintal-Hill. “So we have had an influx of people coming in and requesting quotes and coverage for that.”
Quintal-HIll has earthquake insurance herself.
“I haven’t had to use it thank goodness,” says Quintal-Hill.
She says quake coverage can be added easily and inexpensively.
“Somewhere between forty dollars to a hundred bucks,” says Quintal-Hill. “On a business policy it would be a little bit more expensive.”