Earthquake Rocks FMA Meeting

10.17.2012 · Posted in Uncategorized

The earthquake that hit southern Maine last night was felt throughout parts of New England including here at Stonehill.  Participants in the Tuesday night meeting of the FMA in Stanger Hall felt the tremors shake the classroom floor and desks during the presentation of Stonehill alum Joe D’Agostino.  According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the 4.0 magnitude quake hit around 7:12 p.m. and its epicenter, about 3 miles west of Hollis Center, Maine, was about 3 miles deep.  That location is about 20 miles west of Portland.  For many in the audience, it was nonetheless a very interesting experience.   Text messages a few minutes later from news sources subscribed to  by students quickly confirmed suspicions that we had just experienced the trimmers of an earthquake.   Sounds like this is just another reason to be an active member of the Stonehill Chapter of the FMA.  You never know what to expect at its meetings!

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