Small Earthquake Hits Massachusetts
No damage has been reported from a minor earthquake that was felt in the northern part of Massachusetts on Tuesday night. The quake was reported to be a magnitude 1.7 that was centered near the community of Athol.
According to Boston.com, a quake that minor is usually not even felt by humans. However, social media and calls to police in the area indicated that many people heard a loud bang, and some also felt the quake.
Athol is in the central area of Massachusetts, west of Route 91, not far from the New Hampshire border.