|MadSci Network: Earth Sciences|
In a Boston Globe article (Oct. 10), a Boston College professor (John Ebel) said that a recent 1.8 intensity earthquake could have been an aftershock of a 1727 earthquake that occurred a few miles away. That quake had an intensity of 5.5. Is it possible that aftershocks could still occur and have such a strong intensity such a long time after the original quake? I wrote Prof. Ebel, but he didn't answer me. Thank-you. Kate, Grade 6
Re: Could aftershocks occur 280 years after an earthquake?
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