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Rare 4.8-magnitude earthquake rattles NH residents

Rare 4.8-magnitude earthquake rattles NH residents

Some reported shaking lasted as long as 20 or 30 seconds. According to the United States Geological Survey, this event was a shallow earthquake—which has more severe shaking than deep quakes. The agency stated that in the northeast, 23 million people felt light shaking, 300,000 experienced moderately shaken, and 9,000 felt strong shaking.