Breaking News: Earthquake felt in Southeastern Massachusetts

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United States Geological Survey reports a 4.6 magnitude earthquake was centered 5.6 KM West of Hollis Center, Maine.

WATD-FM Managing Editor Christine James and Reporter Steven Dodrill were in the station’s newsroom and describe the events as a shaking or tremor that lasted no more than a minute.

WATD has reports of shaking all over the South Shore, Cape Cod, Western MA, and Boston.

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“People in New England, and in its geological extension southward through Long Island, have felt small earthquakes and suffered damage from infrequent larger ones since colonial times,” according to the USGS website. “Moderately damaging earthquakes strike somewhere in the region every few decades, and smaller earthquakes are felt roughly twice a year.”

About Steven Dodrill

Steven Dodrill is a member of the WATD news team as a full-time news reporter and weekend anchor while assuming the duties of Manager of Web and News Services. The 25 year-old Franklin Pierce University graduate adds a blend of new media to the traditional news for WATD listeners over the airwaves, and for the readers on the web. Dodrill has a vast amount of experience in on-air and online platforms. "Follow" him on Twitter At Franklin Pierce, Steven worked to introduce new forms of media like YouTube, and Twitter to the Franklin Pierce community.  Steven graduated Cum Laude and with honors in Mass Communication from Franklin Pierce University in May of 2009. Steven focused his education and experience in New Hampshire around sports broadcasting, digital media, broadcast journalism, news, media production, and political reporting. "Like" him on Facebook Dodrill also interned with the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League during the summer of 2007, and most recently in the spring of 2009 he completed an internship in the newsroom at WMUR-TV in Manchester, NH.