Historic Earthquakes

Near Newport, Rhode Island
1976 03 11 08:29:32.2 UTC
Magnitude 3.50
Intensity VI

Largest Earthquake in Rhode Island

Plaster cracked at Rogers, Connecticut; a lamp fell from a table at Newport, Rhode Island; amd snow was knocked off a roof at Westport, Massachusetts. Felt from Oakland, Rhode Island, south to Newport and from Somerset, Massachusetts, south to New Bedford and Westport.

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.