Earthquake Blamed For Newly Formed Trench 10-12-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Earthquake Blamed For Newly Formed Trench 10-12-2010

The sudden appearance of a massive crack in a Michigan backyard has stumped officials for days.
But now, one geologist who works as a professor at Michigan Technological University claims he knows what caused the split: an earthquake.
A fissure between 100 and 200 yards long and 5 feet deep in some places opened up in Birch Creek in early October.
That's about eight miles north of Menominee, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
The expert said the quake was likely small enough that it wouldn't register on seismographs in the area and was likely a magnitude one or two.
If proven true, that would be the first earthquake ever recorded in the area.

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