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New England not immune to strong temblors

Specialists say major event only a matter of time

By Bryan Bender
Globe Staff / April 16, 2006

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RESTON, Va. -- Could a big one hit Boston? It has before. In 1638, less than a generation after the Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth Rock, a powerful earthquake approaching those that have rocked Los Angeles struck central New Hampshire, shaking homes in Boston and spurring aftershocks for two weeks, according to first-person accounts. (Full article: 775 words)

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