Powerful New England quake recorded in pond mud

The layers of a sediment core show a change around the time of the 1755 Cape Ann earthquake

Sluice Pond sediment core

MUDDY RECORD Researchers retrieve a sediment core from the bottom of Sluice Pond in eastern Massachusetts. The sediments contain evidence of an 18th century earthquake.

K. Monecke

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