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Earthquake in Maryland

The pre and post consequences of earthquakes are dangerous in any kind of intensity/strength of the earthquakes. The Maryland is not an exception to this fact!

Although, the tornadoes, floods, and hurricanes, account for heavier damages in the United States of America, severe earthquakes occur more often resulting in sudden loss of lives and property. The central and eastern regions of the United States of America too get affected, besides the most often prone Pacific coast regions, such as Alaska, Southern California, etc… Maryland was frequently affected by the earthquakes that in general had happened in the adjacent states. But, in the year 1984, a major earthquake of magnitude 4.1 was measured on the Richer scale and it was felt mostly in the northern parts of the state, causing the windows to crack, and pushing up the wall hanging things to the ground, etc… Four days, earlier to this a foreshock had happened at a magnitude of 3 on the Richter scale, and ten aftershocks were also felt with the magnitude,ranging from 2 to 2.5 on the Richter scale. In the late 1993’s, some 47 earthquakes did happen in the state, followed with many earthquakes, thereby increasing the total up to 61. Hence, earthquakes of such magnitudes are considered to be very mild and said to have very less strength too, but still the consequences of the damages and the aftershock effects are quite significant even in the cases of such earthquakes. Even in the year 2007, 2009, and 2005… the earthquakes are felt, but not got registered with any significant magnitude on the Richter scale.