1.9 earthquake felt in Mattapoisett

Jan 9, 2014

At 10:52 a.m. today, several Mattapoisett residents felt a bump in the earth, which it turns out was a small earthquake.

According to the Weston Observatory at Boston College, the quake's epicenter was along the intersection of Route 6 and I-240 in Fairhaven. It registered 1.9 on the Richter Scale.

People took to Twitter shortly after the quake. One man wrote, "Did we just have an earthquake? Whole house just shook."

Mattapoisett Police said a number of people phoned into the station to ask what happened. But in Rochester and Marion, it was business as usual. Both police departments said no one called reporting the tremor.