Small Earthquake Shakes New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD (CBS) —A small earthquake was reported near New Bedford, Thursday morning.

Dr. John Ebel of the Weston Observatory confirmed the 1.9 magnitude quake occurred around 10:52 a.m., seven miles north-northwest of New Bedford.

Ebel says it was a “very small event. Well below the threshold for damage.”

According to Ebel, residents close to it could have heard a boom or felt a shake for two-to-three seconds.

Massachusetts Emergency Management says no damage or injuries were reported.

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