October 29, 1727

1727 October 29 (Sunday).  After 10 o’Clock at night the Sky clear, the air cold, there was a very terrible Earthquake which lasted Shaking Extreamly about a minute and half, — a trembling continued for a Considerable time Longer.  And within 65 minutes 5 More Rumblings and quiverings might be perceiv’d, Especially the last of those 5.  But yet this was not Like the First of all.  In about 18 minutes more a Seventh, and near Two o’Clock an 8th, and between 5 and 6 in the morning (perhaps 35 minutes after 5) there was a Ninth.  The First of all these, if not all the rest were heard (am ready to think) all over New England.