Thursday, June 3, 2010

Dillsburg, PA, magnitude 2.9

Dillsburg area shaken by another earthquake

CARL LINDQUIST -- The York Dispatch

An earthquake measuring 2.9 on the Richter Scale struck Northern York County on Thursday morning.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the earthquake hit the area at 8:25 a.m. Thursday. The Geological Survey said the earthquake was about 3 miles from Wellsville and 4 miles from Dillsburg.

The earthquake that struck Thursday matched the strength of the strongest previous earthquake to hit the area. It occurred in April 2009.

Franklin and Marshall College seismogram

Local geologist Jeri Jones said several people called him Thursday morning to report an earthquake.

One caller told him pictures were knocked off the wall of her home, he said. Another caller said a relative in Mechanicsburg also felt shaking.

York County 911 also reported people calling to report an earthquake. No injuries or damage was reported.

The quake that hit Thursday continues the seismic activity reported in the Dillsburg area, which has been rattled by hundreds of distinct tremors since October 2008. Jones said the last major seismic activity occurred on Oct. 25, when the U.S. Geological Survey reported a series of earthquakes with magnitudes of 1.8, 2.6 and 2.8.


  1. Earthquakes in Dillsburg Pa or are we in California, lol too funny....


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