2.1 Magnitude Earthquake in Eastern Connecticut

A 2.1-magnitude earthquake rattled eastern Connecticut this morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake, centered about a mile north of Moosup, is the 13th in eastern Connecticut since the beginning of January.

The USGS reports the quake happened at 9:18 a.m. Plainfield police said they fielded more than a dozen calls this morning, many from the Green Hollow Road area of town.

Residents of Danielson, Dayville, Moosup and Plainfield felt the impact of the quake, according to the USGS.

Although the USGS only has one quake on record, the Weston Observatory at Boston College reports that two earthquakes occurred within five minutes of each other this morning, at 9:13 and 9:18 a.m.

Twelve prior earthquakes have shaken eastern Connecticut since Jan. 8.


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