- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 6, 2014

Ocean City residents reported feeling tremors and hearing a loud boom Thursday, but officials say they’re not sure if it was an earthquake.

Police said they got a number of calls beginning around noon from people on land and on the water but thus far have had little information to offer.

“We are receiving multiple reports from citizens about a loud boom and some shaking in our area,” police spokeswoman Lindsay O’Neal said. She said they have no damage reports, except for “maybe a few picture off the wall — but nothing serious.”

Residents also took to Twitter, asking neighbors if they felt the jolt.

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency posted at 1:04 p.m. “We are hearing reports of possible earthquake in Ocean City, MD. That is unconfirmed at this time.”

Maryland Geological Survey Director Richard Ortt confirmed that a state seismograph detected the disturbance, but he could not say whether it was an earthquake or where it was centered, according to the Baltimore Sun.

The agency is working with seismologists in Delaware and elsewhere to triangulate the source of the tremors, Mr. Ortt told the newspaper.



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