Residents noticing damage after fourth day of earthquakes

PLAINFIELD, Conn. (WTNH)– For the fourth day in less than a week, there are reports that an earthquake has shaken the eastern part of the state around Plainfield.

Plainfield police say they’ve received many phone calls from residents who heard a loud boom and felt a shake around 6:30 a.m.

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News 8 also received more Report Its of people noticing the earthquake.

Lori said “we just had another earthquake here in Plainfield, CT at 6:30 a.m. Another big boom and my house rattled.”

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Cheryl writes “another tenor at my house less than 1 minute ago.”

This is the fourth time in less than a week that an earthquake has been reported in the area.  Last Thursday, there was a confirmed  2.2 magnitude earthquake, on Monday there was a 3.3 magnitude, and on Tuesday there was a 2.1. magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale.

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Some have noticed minor damage.

“This chandelier only sits on a hook, but it had fallen down,” said Merry Humphrey.

The most damage was in an upstairs bedroom. The ceiling was already cracked before the quake, but is worse off now.

“The force of whatever shook the other day made it come down all the way,” said Humphrey.

Her home was built in the 18th century.

“Of course, being an old house we have cracks everywhere,” said Humphrey. “I can’t really blame the earthquake.”

Earthquake experts say it takes stronger earthquakes than we’ve had to cause new cracks.

“Damage starts around magnitude 5, so 3.3 is just a rumble and a shake,” said Dr. John Ebel of the Weston Observatory. “It’s a point of interest but not anything that would cause damage.”

Dr. Ebel says a lot needs to be looked at to determine if earthquake insurance is worth it. While it is cheap in this part of the country, there is a five-percent deductible based off the value of you house.

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