INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana residents who felt Tuesday’s earthquake that shook the East Coast are being urged to report those tremors to a federal agency.
The state Department of Homeland Security and the Indiana Geological Survey is asking Hoosiers to submit online reports if they felt any tremors at 1:53 p.m. Tuesday, when a magnitude 5.9 quake centered below Mineral, Va., rattled the East Coast.
People as far away as Michigan have reported feeling tremors from that quake. The more data scientists receive from other states where citizens reported feeling the earth shift the more accurately they can gauge the quake’s intensity and the area affected by it.
To report feeling tremors, people should go to: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/events/us/c0005ild/us/index.html . Then, they should click on the “Did You Feel It? — Tell Us!” link.