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Winter storm shakes up the East Coast with 'frost quakes'

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Crape myrtle berries are covered in ice after a rare winter ice storm swept across the South February 12, 2014 in Summerville, South Carolina. More than 400,000 customers have lost power across the Southeast and at least 13 deaths caused by the storm. Richard Ellis/Getty Images

As another winter storm creeps up the Northeast and Midwest, people are bracing themselves for the snowy roads, canceled flights and power outages. But this winter storm is also bringing something east coast natives aren't used to: quakes!

No, they're not earthquakes, but frost quakes, or Cryoseism. That's right, the phenomenon is not confined to California. To talk more about these quakes, we're joined by Laurence Becker, Vermont State Geologist and Director Vermont Geological Survey.

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