Earthquake felt through central N.H.
If you felt the ground shake last night, you aren’t alone.
People from dozens of towns in central New Hampshire reported feeling what they described as an earthquake shortly after 9 p.m.
The U.S. Geological Survey, which has limited operations during the partial federal government shutdown, did not provide immediate confirmation of the quake, but the New England Seismic Network, which operates out of Boston College, reported a magnitude 2.5 to 2.6 tremor, with its epicenter 5 kilometers northwest of Contoocook.
The Concord police said they fielded nearly half a dozen calls from residents in the area reporting structural shaking – though no immediate damage or injuries. Others posted on social media that they too had felt a noticeable rattling.
A 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck New England one year ago, centered in Maine and reverberating as far as Vermont and Connecticut. A 3.1-magnitude quake shook the area around the same time in 2010.