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Date: September 4, 1944

Location: Canada - Western New York

Magnitude: 5.8

Milwaukee Sentinel, Tuesday, September 5, 1944, page 1.

CITY FEELS EARTHQUAKE. TREMORS ROCK BUILDINGS IN MANY AREAS.
Shock Swept Northeastern U. S., No Damage Reported.

A slight earth tremor shook Milwaukee at 11:45 last night, setting light articles to swaying, shaking houses, and in one reported instance, rocking a nine-story building on N. Prospect Ave.

Shortly afterwards reports came from the East coast and various other sections east of Wisconsin, from as far north as Maine and as far south as Virginia.

NOT RECORDED HERE.

The Milwaukee shock was not officially recorded because the seismograph at Marquette University was not in operation.

Several Milwaukee persons in various parts of town reported feeling the tremor.

It was distinct at the Sentinel building at N. Plankinton Ave. and W. Michigan St. The switchboard operator said that the cords on the board moved back and forth. Coat hangers and other loose articles were set to swaying. They were still swinging after the quake subsided in a few seconds.

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