USGS Says Shaking, Boom Noises On Friday In RI And Mass. Not An Earthquake


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Was there another earthquake on the South coast on Friday? Area residents say they felt one in the morning hours -- but officials say there is no evidence to support that.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) said on Friday that it was monitoring for activity on the South coast and the Cape after receiving multiple reports of earthquakes from concerned residents experiencing shaking or 'boom' type noises.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the agency found no seismic activity or earthquakes in the region during that time. The National Weather Service of Boston echoed that statement -- saying that they haven't seen any evidence of an earthquake.

Despite the findings MEMA said on Friday that it would continue to monitor for any potential impacts. It is unclear what caused the rumbling and loud noises to occur.

The last recorded earthquake in the area struck off the coast of Dartmouth back in November. The 4.0 earthquake was felt across New England and even in parts of Canada.   

WBZ NewsRadio's Tim Dunn (@ConsiderMeDunn) reports.

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Written by Rachel Armany

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