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1.7 Magnitude Earthquake Was Detected Near Lisbon, New Hampshire

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Mohamed Bughrara

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), a 1.7 magnitude earthquake was observed in Lisbon on Friday morning.

According to the USGS, the earthquake occurred just after 7 a.m., was centered 3.7 miles southeast of Lisbon, and was approximately 3 miles deep.

Earthquakes in New Hampshire are normally mild, however there have been notable exceptions.

A 4.0-magnitude earthquake centered in southern Maine shook New Hampshire and was felt as far away as Connecticut in 2012.

The two most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in New Hampshire happened four days apart on December 20, 1940, and December 24, 1940. Each of the 5.6-magnitude quakes were located in the Ossipee region.

On August 6, an earthquake was registered in Deering, New Hampshire. The magnitude was 2.3. There was no damage recorded.