NH shaken, not stirred by small quake Thursday morning

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A small quake centered in East Kingston was felt Thursday morning across the Seacoast area of New Hampshire.

Officials say they will provide updates as they become available.

"It's a surprise when we do" feel one, Regis said.

John Ebel, a senior research scientist at Boston College's Weston Observatory, said people near the epicenter would probably have heard a loud boom, while people farther away would hear a rumbling and some ground shaking, maybe window rattling.

But, he said, "It was way below the threshold for damage".

"This is, for the region, not an unusual event", he said, explaining that such events occur in New England and northeast Canada every few weeks.

Nearly immediately, social media was inundated with reports of the quake.

After the natural disaster struck, people across the region begin to call 911 reporting hearing "loud booms" and then the ground moving.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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