BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A very small earthquake, magnitude 1.5, hit central Maryland Sunday, the Maryland Geological Survey confirmed Tuesday.

It was centered near Glenwood in Howard County.

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WJZ got at least one report from an area resident Sunday night that there was a “very loud boom” felt in the Columbia area that shook homes around 8:45 p.m.

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According to the U.S. Geological Survey, earthquakes with magnitude of about 2.0 or less on the Richter scale are usually called microearthquakes and are not commonly felt by people.

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