ATHOL, Mass. (AP) — A minor earthquake has struck central Massachusetts but there were no reports of damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the 1.7 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday night was centered on Athol and was about 5 kilometers below the surface.

An earthquake of such low magnitude would likely not be felt by humans or cause any damage.

But police tell WWLP-TV that they received several calls from people reporting a loud bang, and several people on social media reported feeling it including one woman who said she thought someone was trying to break into her house.

(© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s