Earthquake rattles eastern Connecticut yet again

PLAINFIELD, Conn. (AP) — For the fourth straight day, an earthquake shook eastern Connecticut Thursday morning.

It’s the eleventh earthquake in a week. As that number grows, so do the concerns and questions in Plainfield

“See this bold red line which turns the corner here and goes north, this is where the earthquakes have occurred,” said Eastern Connecticut State University Geology Professor Dickson Cunningham.

Cunningham says Plainfield runs along the Lake Char Fault, which dates back 300 million years.

“I don’t think anyone should be too alarmed at this stage,” said Cunningham. “The probabilities are low that something more significant will happen, but they’re not impossible.”

Major damage comes with earthquakes of a 5 magnitude strength or stronger.

“We heard loud glass breaking,” said Plainfield resident Courtney Cyrus. “We flew downstairs and we had glasses on the ground and bottles.”

A light fixture also fell from the ceiling. While the damage so far has been minor, the quakes have still shaken up residents.

“We just want to know really what’s going on, maybe when this will kind of end,” said Cyrus. “I mean we kind of have like a permanent alarm clock now, but a scary one.”

“I’m very concerned,” said Lynn Scovel of Plainfield. “I actually was thinking about moving to Rhode Island again cause that’s where I originally came from.”

The quakes will be discussed at an informational meeting Friday night at Plainfield High School.

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