Small Earthquake Hits 25 Miles Southeast Of Block Island

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RHODE ISLAND (WBZ NewsRadio) – An offshore earthquake struck early Sunday morning off the coast of Rhode Island.

The 2.6 magnitude earthquake hit at 3:21 about 25 miles southeast of Block Island along the continental shelf.

Randy Baldwin, a geophysicist with the United States Geological Survey, said earthquakes in the area are not unusual.

“Every now and again we do get quakes out along this continental shelf,” Baldwin said. “We’ve had several over the past couple of years or so.”

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The USGS had received a couple of reports of people who felt the quake from communities along the Rhode Island coast. No damage was reported.

WBZ’s Sheri Small has more:

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