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Small earthquake shakes Manchester, N.H.

Sep 22, 2018 - The Boston Globe

A 1.7-magnitude earthquake shook Manchester, N.H., Friday morning, a rather infrequent event for the New England area, researchers said.

Scientists at the Boston College Weston Observatory detected the small earthquake around 9:54 a.m. just 4 miles north-northeast of Nashua, N.H., said Dr. John Ebel, a senior research scientist at the observatory.

Ebel said some residents from Pelham, N.H., and Dracut, Mass., told him they heard a boom and felt a brief shake, which is typical of an e...