Earthquake Rattles Anne Arundel County

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Star marks the epicenter (USGS)
Star marks the epicenter (USGS)

Saturday night had a little extra shake in parts of Maryland this week. A small earthquake centered near Crownsville was reported just after 10 p.m. on August 8.

In addition to Severna Park, U.S. Geologic Survey instruments picked up readings in Odenton, Severna Park, Crofton and the outskirts of Annapolis. Reports also came in from eastern Baltimore County.

The earthquake registered 2.2 on the Richter scale, which means people could probably feel some weak rumblings, but it wasn’t strong enough to damage buildings. The USGS got 90 reports from the public, so people definitely felt it.



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