- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

PLAINFIELD, Conn. (AP) - Scientists have confirmed that a 2.0-magnitude earthquake struck northeastern Connecticut, where residents reported an explosion and several seconds of shaking.

The Weston Observatory at Boston College says the earthquake was recorded at 9:28 a.m. Thursday and centered in the northern part of Plainfield about 2 miles south of Danielson.

Dozens of people called Plainfield police to report an explosion and shaking. There were no reports of any major damage, but some area residents said the shaking knocked pictures off their walls.

Boston College professor John Ebel of the Weston Observatory says there are about a half-dozen earthquakes in New England that can be felt each year.

There was a 2.7-magnitude earthquake in Deep River in southern Connecticut in August.

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