Undersea earthquake off the coast of Massachusetts — geological puzzle

May 17, 2011 — BOSTON — People in several Southeastern Massachusetts communities reported feeling a small earthquake on Sunday night, which experts say was concentrated under buzzards bay. An earthquake with 2.1 magnitudes were recorded at 20:39, a bay, 12 miles from Woods Hole and 11 miles from the Corner of Happiness in Dartmouth, according to the U.S. Geological Survey Web site service. USGS collected 10 reports on its website from people who felt the quake. Reports came in from Dracut, Abington, Randolph, Falmouth, Pocasset, Ferheyven, Fall River, Reynhema, as well as Little Compton and Providence, Rhode Island. A second, smaller quake struck seven minutes later, a little south of the first. The earthquake, which registered two on the Richter scale, according to the weak and not likely to cause damage

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