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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.

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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.

Elise Takahama can be reached at elise.takahama@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @elisetakahama.