– “This is the first case of known earthquakes in this part of Connecticut
dating back to 1638. Seismologists don't know why these earthquakes decided to happen at this place at this time, but from now on you will be seeing a lot of us. You have become for eastern seismologists a famous place.”
- Alan Kafka, Ph.D., Director, Weston Observatory, Boston College
– “Approximately one month prior to these quakes, a very loud 'boom' was heard and a large 'shock' was also felt. In reality the shock was felt just prior to the boom, which at the time we all thought was some type of explosion detonated in town. This was heard and felt by many in the town of Sterling, Connecticut. Everyone came outside asking, 'What was that?' ... now that we experienced a swarm of earthquakes in the same area, it seems likely to me that these events are linked.”
- Resident in Sterling, Connecticut
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