Small Earthquake in Massachusetts on Saturday

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BOSTON – The U.S. U.S. Geological Survey reported an small earthquake on Saturday, September 24 in Massachusetts.

According to U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) ,the 1.8 magnitude event hit at 1:54 pm Saturday afternoon at a depth of 6.6 km.

The epicenter was 1.3 miles south of the Town of Boxborough located in Middlesex County. 

Individuals reported shaking and rattling tied to the quake, but no damage was report.

The U.S. Geological Survey is the nation’s largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency. It collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding of natural resource conditions, issues, and problems.

It was the second earthquake to hit New England this month.

Maine reported a magnitude 1.6 event on September 21, 3 miles from Centerville, Maine on the morning of September 21. 

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