According to WHDH in Boston, the North Shore experienced a 1.7 magnitude earthquake near Gloucester yesterday, as reported by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.  It happened just after 6pm last night and no injuries were reported.

I don't think I could like in an area that had earthquakes all the time or at least the fear of earthquakes.  I bet people in California though, couldn't live here either, so we're even.

In the report, MEMA also gives some safety tips for if and when you are in an earthquake:

  • If you are inside:  STAY inside, do NOT get in a doorway and drop to the ground, cover your head and hold on until the quake is over.  (No offense to the Agency, but I would do that automatically.)
  • If you are outside, MEMA recommends moving away from buildings, streetlights and utility wires.  (Again, no disrespect, but I would run to any open field to get in that fetal position described above)
  • If you are in a vehicle, pull to the side of the road and stay inside the car until it's over.  Don't stop under power lines.  Okay, check.

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