Earthquakes

United States
September 17, 2017 4:28pm CST
Recently there was a big earthquake in Mexico, but there was a small one in New England the Tuesday before that one. I live in New England, so did I feel the quake...noooo I did however hear it. As a matter of fact my daughter and I both heard it. It was a deep rumble like several trains or subways passing by at the same time. Neither of us could really place the sound and when we looked around there was nothing amiss, so we decided it was weird sounding thunder and didn't think about it again. The next morning we heard about the 1.7 quake and we both realized what we had heard.
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@Corbin5 (109662)
• United States
17 Sep
We have had little quakes in IL, but I have never felt or heard them. Others have felt some shaking, but none I have talked to have heard them.
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• United States
19 Sep
It was very strange, unlike any loud noise we have ever heard.
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• Preston, England
20 Sep
only experienced one quake - quite a small one but the house - back in Manchester shook like a Rhino wa charging into it - they say it was caused by fracking
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• United States
20 Sep
I am not overly familiar with fracking, however if it can cause quakes it should be stopped.
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• Preston, England
20 Sep
@sumofalltears it causes underground explosions - the shock waves generate quakes
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• United States
20 Sep
@arthurchappell obviously not a good thing.
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@marguicha (97435)
• Chile
17 Sep
You must have a fine ear if you feel a 1.7 earthquake. In my country, we don´t get up from where we are if there´s an earthquake smaller that 5.00 Richter. But then, most of our houses are built earthquake proof.
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• United States
19 Sep
It was quite loud and unlike any noise we had ever heard.
@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 Sep
I'm glad the quake wasn't bad in New England.
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• United States
20 Sep
It wasn't bad, but there have been so many bad ones recently....makes one wonder.
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 Sep
@sumofalltears Yes there have. It does give one pause to think.
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@YesWay (3454)
19 Sep
Frightening. Stay safe.
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• United States
19 Sep
I will be safe here, we get the little ones here.
@YesWay (3454)
20 Sep
@sumofalltears Good to hear x
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@nomus24g (23741)
• India
17 Sep
1.7 in Richter scale is very minor tremor....
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• United States
19 Sep
It might be a minor tremor, but it is a loud noise...
@nomus24g (23741)
• India
19 Sep
@sumofalltears hmm...I see...
@TRBRocks420 (79598)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Sep
I hope we never have a big one.
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• United States
19 Sep
I hope there is never a big one here, in retrospect it may have been part of the bigger one in mexico....never know how these things can work.
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@Micmac (9020)
21 Sep
Thank goodness, you are safe there. I have friends living in Mexico so I hope they are all right. I remember hearing an earthquake some time ago - it sounded like a huge truck and then I felt my home swaying like I was on a ship in the sea. Quite frightening.
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@Freelanzer (9373)
• Canada
19 Sep
So glad it wasn't more serious, but must have been scary to those who heard and felt it.
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@velvet53 (16997)
• Palisade, Colorado
21 Sep
Wow! You got one too? They seem to be everywhere right now.
@YrNemo (13412)
21 Sep
I was in a hotel in New Zealand when I felt things rumbling... I found out later that New Zealand has always been famous for minor earthquakes.