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Two Small Earthquakes 67 Miles From Framingham

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 5:12 am on May 16, 2011

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Two small earthquakes were detected less than 15 miles off Cape Cod last night.

At 8:39PM, a Magnitude 2.1 quake was detected, followed by a lessor, Magnitude 1.3 tremor at approximately 8:46PM .


MAP - May 15, 2011 - Earthquake off Cape Cod

Two small tremors detected off coast of Cape Cod. Map image based on official U.S. Geological Survey, (USGS), data pinpoint the location of the quakes which were detected less than 70 miles from Framingham, MA.


The quakes, which were centered 12 miles from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, approximately 14 miles west of Martha's Vineyard --  15 miles from New Bedford with the epicenter only 67 miles southwest of Framingham.

Seismologists for the New England Seismic Network of the Weston Observatory of Boston College confirmed the data, (officially USGS Earthquake Event ID #ne00001256 and #ne00001257).

By comparison, the quakes which devestated Japan earlier this year were in the 9+ Magnitude range, effecticely thousands of times stronger than these small tremors which were too weak to be felt on land.

Visit the USGS Earthquake center, ( ), for additional info.




West Side Story at FHS

Filed under: Arts / Culture,Schools & Education by News Staff at 2:58 pm on May 3, 2011
West Side Story Poster

West Side Story at FHS, May 12th, 13th and 14th, 2011 - Order Tickets Online now!

FRAMINGHAM, MA -The Framingham High School Drama Company will be performing West Side Story on the following dates:

  • Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 7:30 p.m.

All performances will be held in the FHS auditorium, 115 "A" Street, Framingham, MA. Tickets prices are $12 in advance, or $15 at the door.  Advance tickets may be purchased online at:

West Side Story, which is a liberally interpreted 1950's version of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, originally opened as a Broadway play on September 26, 1957 for a run of ...[read more]

Callahan Happenings for May 2011

Filed under: Seniors,Uncategorized by News Staff at 4:55 pm on April 26, 2011
(photo) Raymond J. Callahan Senior Center, Framingham, MA

Located at 535 Union Avenue, the Callahan Center is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Mon - Fri

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The following information is about activities and services at the Callahan Senior Center for the month of May, 2011.

NOTICE: Most of the activities, special programs and events listed below require signing up or advance reservation, (unless otherwise noted). Please do so in advance so activities can be scheduled effectively and in the appropriate space.


YARD SALE / Bake Sale - Saturday, May 7th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Callahan Center, 535 Union Avenue, Framingham, Rain or ...[read more]

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