Historic Earthquakes

Southern Cape Ann, Massachusetts region
1744 June 14 15:15 UTC
Intensity VI

Bricks were shaken from several chimneys in Boston and other towns, and pieces of stone fence were thrown down in the country. Many persons were alarmed at Newbury and Ipswich, Massachusetts. The shock was reported from Falmouth, Maine, to New York City. Several aftershocks occurred.

Abridged from Seismicity of the United States, 1568-1989 (Revised), by Carl W. Stover and Jerry L. Coffman, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1527, United States Government Printing Office, Washington: 1993.