By The Associated Press

New Hampshire has been shaken by a 2.4-magnitude earthquake in the central part of the state.

The United States Geological Survey says the earthquake was centered northeast of the village of Contoocook, in the town of Hopkinton.

It struck just after 5 a.m. Wednesday.

Residents in Penacook, Henniker, Boscawen, Webster, Dunbarton and Concord, among other communities, reported hearing a boom and feeling some shaking.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injury.

Small earthquakes are not uncommon in New England. They are felt at least a few times every year.

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Comments (16)
  1. Andre Paquin says:

    Have the clueless anti-fracking creatures weighed in on the cause yet?

  2. that was me, i farted, sorry

  3. Tony Konte says:

    I told you so! climate change

    Al Gore

  4. Abel Garcia says:

    An Oklahoma court says quakes are caused by fracking!

  5. “There were no immediate reports of damage or injury.” Du-uh! 2.4 you have to be pretty much standing directly on top of it to even feel it. Clearly, a slow news day.

  6. selahgreene says:

    According to the US Geological Survey, there are about 2740 magnitude 2 – 3 earthquakes every day. So this is news?

  7. Grizz Mann says:

    It is the windmills. Not only, these storms , earthquakes, are caused by the use of windmills. The blades draw heavy cold air with the birds and Monarch butterflies through the blades, cooling the air more. The imbalance of the blades cause a vibration in the earth’s crust accounting for more severe earthquakes. This effect is amplified by the proximity of solar panels to the windmills. Tesla experimented with vibrations and found them indeed dangerous.

  8. Joe Schmoes says:

    How many oil wells in New Hampshire…oh wait, none? Ooooh. The antifa anti-fossil fuel crowd sure won’t like that.

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