Small earthquake recorded in White River Junction

December 21, 2017

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — A small earthquake has been recorded in the area of White River Junction, Vermont, near the New Hampshire border.

Some residents reported feeling the 2.3-magnitude earthquake, which the United States Geological Survey says struck around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The USGS says preliminary reports show the quake was more than 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) from White River Junction and less than 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) deep.

The USGS says smaller earthquakes are felt throughout New England a few times every year, and the region experiences moderately damaging earthquakes every few decades.

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