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 from  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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4 Responses to What were those rumbles Saturday in northern York County?

  1. denise says:

    Those rumbles were heard throughout most of Saturday Oct 13 and Oct 14 and Im at the corner of Berks,Chester and Lancaster counties triangle. Then the state of Maine has a earthquake felt well below Boston. Go figure

    • Teresa Boeckel says:

      Wow Denise! You live pretty far away. Thank you for sharing. Keep checking back. Maybe we will find out more.

  2. Patti T. says:

    I heard/felt things Saturday also. My husband said he thought it might have been from Pennex, but I said it happened quite a few times, it sounded like a car door being slammed shut and then the house would shudder. I kept looking out, since I was expecting someone, but there were no cars nearby that could have caused it. I live in Wellsville. I would love to know what it was.

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