Just as California started cleaning up from a strong earthquake that struck the northern part of that state, there was some rattling going on in southern New Hampshire as an earthquake struck there too this morning. The weak magnitude 1.9 event struck at 5:05 am this morning just outside of New Durham in southern New Hampshire, located half-way between Concord, New Hampshire and the New Hampshire/Maine border.
Four people used the “Did you feel it?” tool on the USGS Earthquake website to report they felt ground movement with this earthquake. Generally, magnitude 2.0 events and greater are widely felt while earthquakes under that are rarely felt. Those that did report the quake to USGS described the shaking as “weak” to “light.”
Earthquakes aren’t completely rare in this part of the country; some can even be damaging.
While earthquakes do strike from time to time, none were strong or damaging in New Hampshire this year. The strongest quake, a 2.9 magnitude event, struck on February 4. More than 125 people reported feeling shaking from that seismic event, but there were no injuries or widespread damage.