HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – After daily earthquakes in eastern Connecticut over the past week, officials have met to discuss ways the state can respond and residents can prepare.
Officials from several state agencies said at a meeting Friday they want to make sure Connecticut is ready.
About a dozen earthquakes have been recorded in the Plainfield area in little more than a week. No significant damage was reported.
The Weston Observatory of Boston College says that while the greatest earthquake activity in the United States is in the west, earthquakes are “quite common” in many areas of the east.
Officials say residents in areas that are prone to earthquakes should identify a safe place for shelter, secure heavy or tall furniture to walls and know how to turn off gas and water supply valves.