Residents of Eastern Massachusetts were jolted on a lazy Sunday morning Nov. 8 as a 3.6 magnitude earthquake, centered off Bliss Corner, near New Bedford.
Cracked walkways were reported on Twitter by Taunton residents, and houses shook in Whitman. More than one resident of the region compared the sound and feel to “an overly loud truck” on nearby roads.
“I thougt it was a very low flying plane,” a Rhode Island resident reported to the NWSBoston/Norton Skywarn Twitter feed.
Farther north in Cambridge and Hingham, people reported hearing, but not feeling the quake, which had intally been estimated as a 4.2 temblor by the U.S. Geological Survey. It was downgraded before noon to 3.6.