Minor 2.4-magnitude earthquake shakes Concord area

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

The United States Geological Survey says New Hampshire experienced a 2.4-magnitude earthquake in the central part of the state.

The earthquake was centered northeast of the village of Contoocook in the town of Hopkinton. It struck at about 5:07 a.m. Wednesday.

Residents in Penacook, Henniker, Boscawen, Webster, Dunbarton and Concord, among other communities, reported hearing a boom and feeling some shaking. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury.

Small earthquakes are not uncommon in New England. They are felt at least a few times every year.

Associated Press