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Small Earthquake Shakes New Bedford

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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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