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    Small earthquake shakes New Hampshire

    A 2.4-magnitude earthquake struck 3.5 miles north-northeast of Hopkinton, N.H., early Wednesday morning, according to the US Geological Survey.

    The quake hit at 5:07 a.m. with its epicenter about 7.5 miles northwest of Concord, N.H., said Robert Sanders, a USGS geophysicist. About 69 people reported feeling the shake, he said.

    It was about 3.1 miles in depth, according to the USGS.


    There are no immediate reports of injuries or severe damages, Sanders said.

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    “This is a relatively small quake, and they’re not uncommon in this part of the country,” Sanders said. “Sometimes we do see small aftershocks, so some people might feel 1 or 1.1-magnitude earthquakes triggered from this event.”

    Prior to this Wednesday quake, a Maine town felt a 1.4-magnitude earthquake around 7 p.m. on Sunday. The shake hit 9.3 miles northeast of Calais, Maine.

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