Mainers report ‘frostquakes’ throughout deep freeze
A sudden plunge into below-freezing temperatures has prompted some uncommon tremors within the central Maine highlands.
In keeping with the Nationwide Climate Service workplace in Caribou, some Piscataquis County residents have reported feeling “frostquakes” through the excessive chilly on Friday night.
The tremors are the results of “cryoseisms”, in response to the NWS. These are triggered when sudden cracks type in frozen water or soil.
Different frequent sounds throughout chilly temperatures are cracking ice and bushes, which might create extraordinarily loud snaps, spooking folks and pets.
Though earthquakes should not utterly extraordinary in Maine, the Maine Geological Survey hasn’t recorded any earthquakes in Piscataquis County in current historical past.
The Hancock County city of Dedham has reported quite a few earthquakes previously few months, and the tremors have disturbed native residents and left pets on edge.
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