Really. In the last few hours the USGS has confirmed that a 5.5 mag. quake struck southern Quebec. Little damage is reported. To give you a sense of where the epicenter is look here.

Reports of shaking have filtered in from the ADK and parts of the Greens.

Seismic activity isn’t uncommon in these areas. The Goodnow quake is a well studied quake and caused a large (yet to be skied by the FIS crew) slide on the N-NW facing slope of Nye mountain. More recently in 2002, a similar magnitude quake struck just outside Plattsburgh.


  1. Greg
    wrote on June 23rd, 2010 at 3:46 pm  

    PUT IT ON THE LIST (nye mtn that is)

    it will be interesting for sure to see how the natural world replies to this… as in: “does gravity get a boost from this, and does a forest come down and make a place for schuss?”

    thanks for the note LH!

  2. Porter Haney
    wrote on June 23rd, 2010 at 3:57 pm  

    New schussing grounds? I like the sounds of that!

  3. Sam
    wrote on June 24th, 2010 at 1:09 am  

    I would give a whole lot for the chance to witness the formation of a new ADKS slide. Terrifying.

  4. bushman
    wrote on June 24th, 2010 at 8:30 am  

    Tremors felt at Jay Peak hotel and school near Rochester NY. FYI New England has many seismic events each year, but most are below human detectability level though instruments pick them up at 1.0-2.0 on richter scale. Was in denver hotel, 7th floor, felt room shift, drapes swayed, scary, only 2.5; still mangaged to ski the Pass near A-basin twice in Ocotber with two guys driving Subaru wagon since Keystone had only one trail open, crowded like the LIE. Deep and steep.

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