Tuesday, February 9, 2010

D'oak'town Quake

Residents in central New Brunswick got a couple of jolts on Sunday as the Doaktown area was shaken by a series of small earthquakes.

The first earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 3.6 and struck at 5:16 a.m., and was followed by another tremor of 3.2 at 10:30 a.m., according to the United States Geological Survey's website.

Karen Swim of Doaktown said her dog was acting strangely, and then she heard what she thought was a sonic boom. Swim told CBC News that she didn't think the sound she heard was related to an earthquake until a friend called.

Swim said her friend directed her to the internet where she found that her community was one of a handful of places in the world that reported earthquakes.

"And there we are, in all our glory, little Doaktown, New Brunswick," Swim said.

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