1717An earthquake lasted for about a minute.Events & Anniversaries, Natural Disasters

Gloucester Births, Deaths, and Marriages, 1634-1727. 1727, p. 65
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Gloucester Births, Deaths, and Marriages, 1634-1727. 1727, p. 65

“On May 18. 1717. there was an earthquake. About sun setting, the earth, the rocks and the houses shook and trembled, and the sound was as the noise of great thunder at some distance. It continued about the space of a minute.” (Birth, Deaths, and Marriages, 65)

Gloucester Births, Deaths, and Marriages, 1634-1727. 1727, https://archive.org/details/GLOBirthsDeathsMarriages16341727Images/mode/2up?view=theater Babson, John J. (John James), and Samuel Chandler. Notes and Additions to the History of Gloucester : Second Series. [Salem, Mass.] : Salem Press Pub. and Print. Co., 1891, http://archive.org/details/notesadditionsto00babs
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