For the second time in a week an earthquake has shaken New England.

A magnitude 2.3 earthquake was recorded by the US Geological Survey in the Atlantic Ocean centered east of Rockport, Massachusetts at 3:24 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Earthquakes between magnitude 1.4 and 3.9 on the Richter scale are considered light with no damage, according to the USGS.

There were four reports to the USGS reporting it being felt in Rockport, Georgetown and Peabody, Massachusetts and Rochester, New Hampshire.

A small earthquake was reported in the same area by the USGS in 2016 off 30 miles northeast of Rockport.

An earthquake centered in Concord shook many people in New Hampshire Friday night.

The epicenter of the quake measured a magnitude 2.7 on the Richter scale off Sheep David Road across from the Steeplegate Mall, according to the US Geological Survey. It happened around 11:15 p.m. Over 400 people reported feeling the quake, which the USGS said was about three feet deep.

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