What were those rumbles Saturday in northern York County?

A couple of residents in northern York County reported rumblings in the area Saturday and wondered what it was.

“Do you know anything about the rumblings around the Newberrytown/Etters area?” Steven Greenplate posted on the York Daily Record’s Facebook page. “It’s been happening since early this morning and it has me curious.”

He went on to describe it as “more of an explosion feeling.” They range fromĀ  booms to small rumbles, he wrote.

Loretta Smith responded that she heard the same thing in Strinestown, Conewago Township.

Newberry Township manager Don Keener and police Chief John Snyder said their offices did not receive any calls about it.

Jeri Jones of Jones Geological Services and Dr. Charles Scharnberger, professor emeritus of the earth sciences department at Millersville University, said they hadn’t heard anything about it, either.

Jones noted that the Newberrytown area has the same geology as the Dillsburg/Carroll Township area, which had small earthquakes in 2008 and 2009.

He’d like to hear more about it from residents. He can be reached at 225-3744 or email him at jonesgeo@comcast.net.

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