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Subject: Could aftershocks occur 280 years after an earthquake?

Date: Wed Oct 31 05:43:57 2007
Posted by Kate
Grade level: 7-9 School: Mill Pond Elementary School
City: Westborough State/Province: MA Country: USA
Area of science: Earth Sciences
ID: 1193834637.Es

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.

Kate, Grade 6

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