A pair of earthquakes rocked New England Saturday; the first struck near Laconia in central New Hampshire while the other struck just north of Nantucket, Massachusetts. Shaking for the first earthquake was reported by people to USGS from Laconia south to Concord, New Hampshire while the second earthquake was felt by people across Cape Cod in addition to across all of Nantucket Island.
The New Hampshire earthquake struck at 4:23 am; the magnitude 2.3 event had an epicenter with a depth of 5.4 km. People throughout the Lakes Region reported feeling a shaking and rattle at the time of the earthquake.
The Massachusetts earthquake struck several hours later at 2:53 pm. The epicenter was located under water just north of Nantucket at a depth of 10.8 km. USGS says the magnitude of this earthquake was 2.1. The earthquake was too weak to create a tsunami threat around Nantucket or elsewhere along the northeastern U.S. coastline.
There have been no other earthquakes across the northeast this weekend.