Yup, That Was an Earthquake That Shook Wareham This Morning
WAREHAM — Wareham residents have had a lot to be "shaken up" over lately, with the former district manager for Wendy's insulting the town in the email and then the surprise announcement that a group is looking to build a horseracing and gaming facility in town.
But early Wednesday morning, they were literally shaken by an earthquake.
According to the Weston Observatory at Boston College, Wareham was hit by a 2.0 magnitude earthquake at about 1:30 a.m. this morning.
The Observatory's findings were reported via the Wareham Department of Natural Resources Facebook page.
According to the Wareham DNR, the Observatory is still researching the event and will provide more information once it is available.
Earthquakes are not unheard of in the northeast. The website Earthquake Track says the closest, most recent earthquake to Wareham was on October 1, 2017, when a 1.6 magnitude quake struck Fairhaven at 3:09 a.m. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, Plymouth had a 3.1 magnitude quake in the area of the Myles Standish State Forest back on December 20, 1977.
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