New Hampshire: Earthquake Hits NE of Contoocook on Thursday

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
October 10, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

People from dozens of towns in New Hampshire said on Thursday night that they felt an earthquake.

“Residents from Hopkinton to Franklin to Laconia — and several towns in between — reported feeling the ground shaking,” reported WMUR.

“Thought it was my sister falling down the stairs,” said on New Hampshire resident via Twitter.

The U.S. Geological Survey, which provides information about earthquakes worldwide, is impacted by the partial government shutdown and hasn’t reported anything as of yet.

But the New England Seismic Network reported a 2.5 or 2.6 magnitude earthquake, northwest of Contoocook.

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Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.