The Shake You Felt in New Hampshire Wasn’t Kim Kardashian Breaking Up with Pete Davidson, It Was an Earthquake
I know how tough it was for all of us to get out of bed when we here about "Kete" (a.k.a., Kim & Pete) breaking up.
But people in Deering, New Hampshire, may have felt a jot when the town experienced a 2.3 magnitude earthquake on Saturday, according to WMUR and The United States Geological Survey. This is New Hampshire’s first earthquake since May, when Wolfeboro reported a 2.2 noggin-knocker.
The biggest earthquakes to hit New Hampshire occurred four days apart when 5.6 magnitude quakes shook Ossipee on December 20 and 24, 1940, according to The Northeast States Emergency Consortium.
The first likely took locals by surprise, while the second was just explained away as Santa falling off the roof.
Though earthquakes are unlikely in the Granite State (tell that to the Old Man in the Mountain), The Northeast States Emergency Consortium says over 300 quakes have been reported since 1638 – all by Fritz Wetherbee (just kidding, Fritz).
But what if another big one is headed our way?
According to the CDC – which is always clear about everything – it’s important to drop down on your hands and knees, cover your head and neck, and hold on to your shelter until the earthquake passes. The Center lists several other helpful steps, but here are Things to Have Handy in Case an Earthquake Strikes New Hampshire:
- Five Drums of Dunkin’ Iced Coffee
- 100 Boxes of Munchkins (No plains, Grandpa)
- 40 Flannel Shirts (Denim, if you're Jay Leno)
- Extra Scarves (Or scale back, if you're Steven Tyler)
- A Working Phone (To call and tell your friend in California you finally experienced an earthquake - unless they're busy dating Kim Kardashian or Pete Davidson)