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Small quake rumbles ground near Franconia, N.H.

A small earthquake rattled the earth near Franconia, N.H., Tuesday morning, the US Geological Survey said.

The 1.5-magnitude earthquake struck near Easton Road in Sugar Hill, N.H., at 11:54 a.m.

Sugar Hill police said residents did not report feeling the quake.

The earthquakes happen sometimes, a dispatcher said, but they are not strong when they do.

Officials say the tremblor originated 3 miles underground. The area is near the Cannon Mountain ski area.

Mina Corpuz can be reached at mina.corpuz@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @mlcorpuz.