WATERTOWN — Nerves frayed, questions arose, dishes rattled, some pets skedaddled and rumblings echoed in Northern New York with the two recent earthquakes emanating from the Adams Center area — or, as one Times reader suggested, from “Adams EpiCenter.”

There were several aftershocks reported, the most recent late Monday morning; a small rumble coming in at 1.8 on the Richter magnitude scale, devised in 1935 by American seismologist Charles F. Richter.

Adams earthquakes awaken WONDER

The U.S. Geological Survey’s “Did You Feel It?” reporting mechanism relies on citizen science information from people who felt an earthquake. The 3.6-magnitude Adams Center earthquake from Sunday afternoon generated 1,782 responses from people in more than 300 ZIP codes. USGS

Adams earthquakes awaken WONDER

Geoffrey A. Abers Cornell University

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