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Small Earthquake Shakes Franklin, NH

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(Photo credit: OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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FRANKLIN, N.H. (AP) — A small earthquake was detected near Franklin, N.H. — not that many would have noticed.

Weston Observatory at Boston College says the 1.4-magnitude quake was recorded at 5:02 p.m. Thursday about 3 miles southwest of Franklin. It lasted about 2 seconds.

Such small quakes are usually not felt.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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