Interview: State Geologist Larry Becker On Today's Earthquake

06/23/10 5:30PM By Neal Charnoff
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(Host) The U.S. Geological survey has confirmed a 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck on the Ontario-Quebec border region this afternoon a little after 1:30 p.m.  Residents in northern and central Vermont could feel the ground shaking.

The Saint Lawrence Valley is known to geologists as an area that's prone to moderate earthquakes.

VPR's Neal Charnoff speaks with State Geologist Larry Becker about today's event.

 

NOTE:  If you know of any damage that was caused by today's earthquake, you should contact the Vermont Department of Emergency Management at 800-347-0488.

 

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USGS quake page Vermont Geological Survey
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