May 16 2011 – 2.1 Earthquake hits Massachusetts

Map showing earthquakes.

Earthquake Details

  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude 2.1
  • Monday, May 16, 2011 at 00:39:35 UTC
  • Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 08:39:35 PM at epicenter
Location 41.451°N, 70.875°W
Depth 3.9 km (2.4 miles)
  • 18 km (11 miles) SSE (162°) from Bliss Corner, MA
  • 20 km (12 miles) WSW (244°) from Woods Hole, MA
  • 22 km (14 miles) W (269°) from Vineyard Haven, MA
  • 23 km (14 miles) SSE (168°) from New Bedford, MA
  • 62 km (38 miles) SE (132°) from Providence, RI
  • 98 km (61 miles) S (170°) from Boston, MA
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 1.4 km (0.9 miles); depth +/- 2 km (1.2 miles)
Parameters NST= 9, Nph= 18, Dmin=22.7 km, Rmss=0.33 sec, Gp=202°,
M-type=”Nuttli” surface wave magnitude (mbLg), Version=a
Event ID ne00001256

The Map below shows the recent SWARM in EARTHQUAKE activity currently taking place in the Pacific Rim and across the entire GLOBE.

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Some people believe the gravitational forces related to the incoming “Comet Elenin” are what is causing the recent surge in earthquake activity. Three of the last major earthquakes have occurred at times when Elenin, the Earth and the Sun were in exact alignment.

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