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Microearthquakes believed to have caused loud booms in SE CT

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NORWICH, CT (WFSB) -

Three microearthquakes are being blamed as the cause of the loud booms heard by hundreds of people in southeastern Connecticut on Friday.

People in the area reported hearing three loud explosions. Police departments in the area received more than 100 emergency calls from concerned residents that heard the noises.

According to the  U.S. Geological Survey, one earthquake that happened in Stonington registered a 2.1 on the Richter Scale as well as two others that registered 1.8 in Norwich and Montville. 

The earthquakes are believed to be the cause of the exploding sounds.

For more information about the two microearthquakes, click here.

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