3.1-magnitude earthquake hits in southern New Hampshire

The Associated Press
Posted Sept. 26, 2010, at 7 a.m.

CONCORD, N.H.— A 3.1-magnitude earthquake has been felt in southern New Hampshire.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck at 11:28 p.m. Saturday and its epicenter was about 10 miles northwest of Concord.

State police say there have been no reports of injuries or damage but that residents have called to report feeling the earthquake.

Calls have from as far north as Laconia, to Durham about 45 miles southeast and in Francestown, about 60 miles southwest of Laconia.

In June, a 5.0-magnitude earthquake in Canada was felt in much of New Hampshire.

Earthquake observers say New Hampshire has an average of one to two earthquakes each year, when aftershocks are counted as part of a single earthquake, and New England has about half a dozen such events annually.

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