Tayyaba Siddiqui, a teacher from Pakistan, spoke to the Danvers Rotary Club recently and shared her experiences surviving the 2005 Kashmir earthquake that killed more than 75,000 people and destroyed schools. She is a pioneer in education for girls and yo
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The earthquake on Tuesday evening was felt by some in Danvers but not others.
Are you wondering why you didn't feel the Tuesday evening earthquake? The earthquake was felt by some people in towns north of Boston, but not by others, even in the same town. Danvers Patch's Facebook page is a perfect example - while most people said they felt it, but others not far away said they did not feel it. Earthquake shaking tends to be amplified in areas where there are soft soil conditions, according John Ebel, the director of the Weston Observatory, which studies and monitors earthquakes. If you live near a landfill, you will likely feel shaking more strongly than if you live on rock formations, Ebel said. Also, some buildings have a stronger tendency to shake more than others, Ebel said. For example, some residents near the …
No damage has been reported in Massachusetts from Tuesday night's earthquake.
Tuesday evening’s earthquake, centered in southern Maine, has been downgraded to a 4.0 on the Richter scale by the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake, originally reported as a 4.5 and later a 4.6, was centered near Lake Arrowhead, a manmade lake between Hollis and Limerick, or about 30 miles west of Portland. It occurred at 7:12 p.m. The earthquake was felt in Danvers, as well as many areas of Massachusetts and New England. Gov. Deval Patrick and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Authority both said that no damage or injuries were reported in Massachusetts as a result of the earthquake. "Residents should use caution if they encounter any damage and take a minute to check in on neighbors, family and friends," Patrick said in a …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
New England is home to regular earthquake activity.
The 4.0 magnitude earthquake centered in Lake Arrowhead, Maine early Tuesday night was felt all over New England, from Maine to Massachusetts, including right here in Danvers. It was the largest earthquake in New England since 1982 when a 4.7 quake centered in Laconia, New Hampshire shook homes and rattled shelves. Dr. John Ebel, a geophysics professor at Boston College and director of the Weston Observatory Boston College, said earthquakes start to cause damage when they reach a 5.0 magnitude. As far Tuesday’s quake goes, he suspects that homes near the epicenter may have had some dishes rattle and cracking in old plaster walls. New England is no stranger to earthquake activity. The last earthquake to reach the 4.0 threshold was in 2006…
An earthquake was felt all across the North Shore, and in Danvers, on Tuesday evening.
An earthquake centered in Maine shook the North Shore on Tuesday evening. It occurred at 7:12 p.m. The quake, a 4.6 on the Richter scale according to the U.S. Geological Society, was centered in Lake Arrowhead, Maine, which is in York County about 30 miles west of Portland and 90 miles north of Danvers. No major problems or injuries have immediately been reported in the Danvers area.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
This week in Social Media, Sunday Aug. 21 through Saturday Aug. 27.
Here at Danvers Patch we love social media because it helps us to figure out what you're most interested in, and it's one of the main ways we hear your feedback on what's going on. Social Media Saturday is a weekly feature that recaps some of the top stories that had you talking on Facebook. Poll Results This week we asked three Facebook poll questions. The results are... What are your thoughts on Hurricane Irene? (asked Thursday Aug. 25) Did you feel the earthquake in Danvers? (asked Tuesday Aug. 23) If one elementary school in Danvers could get a makeover, which one would you pick? (asked Tuesday Aug. 23) Christina Holz commented "Great Oak would really benefit by having a nicer main entrance, like all the other town schools." Lynne …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Earthquake trivia, Operation Troop Support fundraiser information, and the answer to yesterday's Photo of the Day.
Today is Wednesday, Aug. 24. Check out the five things you need to know today in Danvers: 1. Everyone has been talking about yesterday's earthquake, so we're providing some earthquake trivia. Did you know? In 1755 there was an earthquake between 6.0-6.3 magnitude on Cape Ann, that was felt as far away as Nova Scotia and South Carolina. It remains the largest earthquake in Massachusetts history. 2. Yesterday we asked readers if they knew the answer to our Photo of the Day quiz. Well, the answer is: Chief Marshall of the 1902 Danvers Celebration, William Penn Hussey. The sculpture, by George Thomas Brewster, dates to 1916. 3. Tonight Operation Troop Support will be hosting a fundraiser at the Texas Roadhouse to benefit the troops, from 4-…
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Reports of aftershocks of a magnitude 5.9 earthquake in Virginia have been felt along the East Coast.
The U.S. Geologic Survey has reported there was a 5.9 magnitude earthquake in Virginia at approximately 1:50 p.m. The tremors, which lasted up to 30 seconds, were felt along the east coast, including Boston, and along the north shore. The Mass. State Police Department has reported that they have received no reports of injuries or significant structural damage from any of the emergency callers. So, did you feel it? On our Facebook Page we asked readers if they felt it:
Monday, March 14, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for Monday, March 14.
Welcome to PatchCast. Every weekday at 6 p.m. we'll fill you in on the top stories from across the region. Today is Monday, March 14. Follow these links for more on today's featured stories: