That quake was 10 km south of Bliss Corner, and deeper at 15 km. New Bedford-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. By 10 a.m., 13,000 residents across the region had reported … "We can't predict it.". Several people in Brooklyn, New York, about 170 miles from the epicenter of the earthquake, reported feeling the quake. ©2021 FOX News Network, LLC. Follow him on Twitter @travfed, Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, Today's mortgage refinance rates fall even lower | January 27, 2021, Today's mortgage rates push further into record low territory | January 27, 2021, Don't fall for these 3 debt consolidation myths. The 3.6 magnitude earthquake centered off the coast of New Bedford, Massachusetts, in Buzzards Bay struck just after 9 … There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday morning, an earthquake quite literally shook Southern New England. Expect aftershocks, CHECK FOR INJURIES: and seek medical help for serious injuries, Fire hazards: Put out fires in your home or neighborhood immediately, call for help, Gas leaks: Shut off main gas valve ONLY if you suspect a leak because of broken pipes or odor; don't light your kitchen stove if you suspect a gas leak, Damaged electrical wiring: Shut off power at the control box if there is any danger to house wiring, Downed or damaged utility lines: Do not touch downed power lines or any objects in contact with them, SPILLS: clean up any spilled medicines, drugs, or other harmful materials such as bleach, lye, gas, DOWNED OR DAMAGED CHIMNEYS: Approach with caution--don't use damaged chimney (it could start a fire or let poisonous gases into your house), FALLEN ITEMS: Beware of items tumbling off shelves when you open doors of closets and cupboards, CHECK FOOD AND WATER SUPPLIES: Do not eat or drink anything from open containers near shattered glass. The USGS database shows that there is a 1.49% chance of a major earthquake within 50km of New Bedford, MA within the next 50 years. At first, the United States Geological Survey rated it as an earthquake with a 4.2 magnitude, but then downgraded it. According to Boston 25 News meteorologist Vicki Graf, earthquakes on the East Coast are felt over a larger area due to seismic waves traveling farther and older rock formations. The earthquake happened at around 9 a.m. south of New Bedford in the Bliss Corner area. The quakes epicenter is south of New Bedford in Massachusetts, yet people as far north as Boston felt the rumble. Market data provided by Factset. An earthquake rattled southern New England on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. Get all the stories you need-to-know from the most powerful name in news delivered first thing every morning to your inbox. The earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale struck at 9:10 a.m. in the Atlantic Ocean about 8 miles off the coast of New Bedford in Buzzards Bay at a depth of 9.3 miles, the USGS reported. New Bedford, MA has a low earthquake risk, with a total of 21 earthquakes since 1931. A 3.6-magnitude earthquake shook the SouthCoast on Sunday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey. The magnitude 3.6 earthquake Sunday morning in Massachusetts has displaced people in New Bedford, according to the Red Cross.. Red Cross volunteers responded to New Bedford … If you notice cracks or other damage, you should call the fire department. "Wild morning here in Westport! Blakeman said people shouldn't be surprised if they feel an aftershock in the coming day, a smaller earthquake caused as the crust of the earth adjusts to the effects of the main shock. Did you feel it? Earthquakes in New Bedford today Earthquake breaking news , Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9 , Tsunami warning alerts Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Bliss Corner in Massachusetts The earthquake hit at 9:10 a.m. off the coast of South Dartmouth and Westport, near Mishaum Point and not far from Demarest Lloyd State Park. Massachusetts November 8, 2020 10:31 pm New Bedford Neighborhood Hit Hard By Earthquake One neighborhood in New Bedford, Massachusetts, was hit particularly hard by Sunday’s earthquake. "It's extremely important that if you smell gas, you should evacuate your home and call 911. A 3,6-magnitude earthquake shook southern Massachusetts near New Bedford on Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.. The granddaddy of earthquakes was along the New Madrid Fault in Missouri where a 3-month long series of quakes in 1811–1812 included three quakes larger than a magnitude of 8. (USGS), Connecticut Gov. "It wasn't strong enough to do structural damage. ©2021 FOX News Network, LLC. According to the U.S Geological Survey, there are steps residents can take immediately after an earthquake to ensure their safety. Legal Statement. The earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.0 centered a few miles off the coast of New Bedford in Buzzards Bay struck just after 9 a.m., according to Randy Baldwin, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center. The largest earthquake within 30 miles of New Bedford, MA was a 4.0 Magnitude in 2020. Multiple families were temporarily displaced after chimneys collapsed in two separate apartment buildings. Stay safe!" CLICK HERE FOR MORE WEATHER COVERAGE FROM FOX NEWS. the department's 11:04 a.m. Facebook post read. BOSTON (AP) — The strongest earthquake to hit southern New England in decades rattled homes and nerves Sunday morning, but didn’t cause any significant damage, authorities said. But close to the epicenter, things may have fell off shelves.". The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency said it has not received any reports of major damage or injuries caused by the earthquake, and added that there is no tsunami danger from the quake. The past 57 years on record, there have been 26 earthquakes in southern New England, and this was one of the largest, according to the Geological Survey. Shaking was felt all across southeastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island and southern New England and even parts of New York. Sorted: Recent. "This may be the strongest one recorded in this area. 1.7 magnitude earthquake. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The earthquake, centered a few miles off the coast of New Bedford, Massachusetts, in Buzzards Bay, struck at 9:10 a.m., according to USGS. TSUNAMI COULD OVERWHELM WASHINGTON COAST, SWAMP STATE WHEN 'THE BIG ONE' STRIKES, SIMULATIONS SHOW. You've successfully subscribed to this newsletter! Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. Unversity of Connecticut's Department of Geoscienes released a statement on Sunday providing more context to the rare event. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the temblor was originally listed as a magnitude 4.2 earthquake before being downgraded to 3.6 and struck just after 9 a.m. "No damage or injuries reported at this time," the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) tweeted. Residents of Rhode Island and Connecticut have also reported feeling the earthquake. A report from USGS said that the earthquake… Residents across southern New England were jolted on Sunday morning after an earthquake struck off the coast of Massachusetts and was felt around the region, according to officials. The U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center shared that even though the quake struck off the coast, there was no threat of a tsunami expected. New Bedford Police also posted about the quake, urging residents to "check in on each other" and their properties, and Mayor Jon Mitchell on Twitter posted that damage had been reported to "at least two houses in the South End." "This is the largest event in New England since October 2012, when an earthquake centered in Maine was felt in Connecticut. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average. "In terms of effects, a lot of people felt it," Blakeman said. By MARK PRATT November 8, 2020. Earthquake felt across southern New England. Filter By Magnitude. Many took to Twitter to react to the shaking. NewsCenter 5 received reports of people feeling the quake from New Bedford to East Bridgewater, up to Natick and as far as Granby.