Dr. John Ebel of the Weston Observatory says an earthquake of that magnitude in New England is not entirely rare.
A small earthquake was reported near New Bedford, Thursday morning.
The Weston Observatory reports the 2.5 magnitude quake was centered five kilometers northwest of Contoocook, NH.
Believe it or not Earthquakes happen on a frequent basis in the Northeast. In just the past month, we have had 7 small tremors. The Northeast averages about 40-50 earthquakes annually…most of them are small and do little if any damage.
According to the Weston Observatory, the magnitude-1.5 quake struck two miles east, southeast of Concord after 8:30 a.m.
A small earthquake was detected near Franklin, N.H. — not that many would have noticed.
Here are a few quick facts about the earthquake felt around New England Tuesday afternoon from researchers at Weston Observatory.
The sun has finally started to break through but clouds still dominate. In fact, this May just may be one of the cloudiest on record.
People in Japan were rattled Thursday by the biggest aftershock since the earthquake. Local researchers said these aftershocks can last for months.
Scientists at the Weston Observatory say they’ve counted dozens of massive aftershocks from the Japan earthquake.