6392033_GA loud explosion-like noise and ground shaking event spooked residents in the quiet corner of the state Thursday morning. Officials at the Weston Observatory at Boston College confirmed that it was an earthquake. The observatory’s department chair, Dr. John Ebel, told Eyewitness News that the quake registered at 2.0 magnitude. He said it happened at 9:28 a.m. about 2 miles southwest of Danielson. He called it a shallow quake. The Plainfield Police Department said it received about 50 calls about it around the same time. It said it also confirmed the quake from the National Weather Service, which said it was in the 2.0-2.2 range. Police said there were no reports of any major damage, though some residents in Moosup reported that it was strong enough to knock picture frames off of their walls. One homeowner thought there was a problem with he furnace while her neighbor thought his deck collapsed. More

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