Small Earthquake Hits Near Connecticut-Rhode Island Line

CBS Boston

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS/AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed there was a 3.3-magnitude earthquake near the Connecticut-Rhode Island state line Monday morning.

Residents in Plainfield and Danielson in eastern Connecticut say a rumbling noise was heard shortly after 6:30 a.m. Connecticut State Police said they received several reports of homes shaking.

The U.S. Geological Survey said areas affected by the earthquake Monday were Plainfield, Killingly and Norwich in Connecticut, and Coventry and Providence in Rhode Island.

It was also reportedly felt in parts of Massachusetts.

No significant damage was reported.

Dr. John Ebel of the Weston Observatory says an earthquake of that magnitude in New England is not entirely rare.

“It’s obviously not an everyday occurrence, but I would say it’s a once-a-year occurrence,” he told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Monday.

Last Thursday, an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.0 to 2.2 was felt in Plainfield. Homeowners reported that it was…

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