East Connecticut shaken by another earthquake

PLAINFIELD, Conn. (WTNH)– For the third time in the past few days, the area around the town of Plainfield has been shaken by an earthquake.

The Western Observatory of Boston College confirms that a 2.1 magnitude earthquake hit the area near Plainfield around 7:30 a.m.

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News 8 received more Report Its from residents who experienced the earthquake.

Jean wrote “another earthquake. Whole ground rumbled for 2 seconds in Sterling at 7:30 a.m.”

Lori wrote “we just got another earthquake here in Plainfield, CT at 7:26 a.m. A loud explosion sound and house rattled again!!!!”

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Plainfield residents are not too happy about the earthquake activity, and they’re hoping it stops. On Blueberry Lane, cracks in the street have developed that residents say were caused by the recent earthquakes. Robert Elgar, a resident of Bluberry Lane, said the road was recently paved, and in recent days the large crack in the pavement has developed.

News 8 was invited inside Elgar’s home, where he showed us cracks in the sheet rock that he says are new. Elgar said the rumbling interrupted his internet service while he was working from home Tuesday morning.

“It knocked me right off the line. It’s just that strong,” Elgar said. When asked if he was knocked off of the internet, Elgar responded, “Yeah, my computer froze up, and it knocked me right off.”

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Plainfield police confirmed they’ve received many calls about the boom heard and the ground shaking.

This is possibly the third earthquake confirmed in the eastern part of the state in less than a week. Last Thursday a 2.2 magnitude earthquake occurred in Plainfield. Then on Monday, another earthquake, this one registering at 3.3 on the Richter scale, shook the same area.

Elgar said he belives these smaller quakes have been happening for months, but because of the larger quakes over the past few days that is just bringing attention to a situation that has been happening for awhile.

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