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Small Earthquake Detected After Cape Cod Residents Report Shaking Overnight

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    A small earthquake was felt early Wednesday morning on Cape Cod and other parts of southeastern Massachusetts, according to preliminary reports from the Boston College-Weston observatory.

    Seismograms indicate a preliminaray 2.0 magnitude earthquake was felt at about 1:30 a.m. in both the Wareham and Onset areas, Wareham town officials say.

    Residents in Wareham and Onset had reported a "loud sound and shaking," according to the Wareham Department of Natural Resources. 

    Authorities said the observatory is conducting additional research and will provide an update soon.

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