PLAINFIELD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Scientists have confirmed that a 2.0-magnitude earthquake struck northeastern Connecticut, where residents reported an explosion and several seconds of shaking.

The Weston Observatory at Boston College says the earthquake was recorded at 9:28 a.m. Thursday and centered in the northern part of Plainfield, about 2 miles south of Danielson. It could be felt in several surrounding towns, WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported.

Dozens of people called Plainfield police to report an explosion and shaking. There were no reports of any major damage, but some area residents said the shaking knocked pictures off their walls.

Renee Toper told Schneidau she felt the tremor at her Painfield home.

“I had already been having furnace troubles this morning, getting hot water and heat,” Toper said. “So about a half-hour later, I’m in the hallway, and I hear this really loud explosion.”

She looked outside and saw a neighbor.

“I went out, and I said, ‘Did you hear anything?'” Toper said. “And he said, ‘Yes, I thought my deck collapsed.'”

Boston College professor John Ebel of the Weston Observatory said there are about a half-dozen earthquakes in New England that can be felt each year.

There was a 2.7-magnitude earthquake in Deep River in southern Connecticut in August.

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