2.6 magnitude earthquake happened off coast of Rhode Island

New Shoreham, RI (WLNE) – The United States Geological Survey confirms that a 2.6 magnitude earthquake happened early Sunday off the coast of Rhode Island.

The quake was centered 43 kilometers (about 27 miles) SSE of Block Island.  It happened in the 3 a.m. eastern hour.

If you felt the quake, you can report your experience to USGS here:


Image from USGS.gov

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