Live blog: Earthquake in Maine felt in Boston area.

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck Maine about 20 miles west of Portland tonight and was felt as far south as Boston, according to the US Geological Survey.

 >> Story (Travis Anderson, Globe staff)


Did you feel the earthquake? Please tell us what you felt (or didn't feel) by entering your comment in the box below.
  • 4.5 earthquake, 6km SSW of Lake Arrowhead, Maine. Oct 16 19:12 at epicenter (4m ago, depth 27km). t.co
  • 2nd #earthquake I've felt in #Boston in 2 years; amazing how sudden it occurs; thankful they're not strong around here
  • 4.5 magnitude #Earthquake hits #Boston
  • 4.5 quake. Lake Arrowhead, ME. 20 miles west of Portland!! Felt as far as RI (channel 5 news) #earthquake #Boston #wow
  • #earthquake in #Boston. Didn't notice. Thank you #facebook for being faster than any other method for confirmation.
  • We just had an #earthquake in #Boston. 4.5 magnitude. Felt my whole building shaking. Crazy. #newengland #mothernature
  • Wow, 4.5 #earthquake north of Boston
  • Next door neighbor felt her house shake... I felt nothing. #Southie #Boston #earthquake
  • Jenigweve 10/16/2012 11:34:03 PM
    Apartment was shaking in #Brookline! Cat wasn't thrilled. #Boston #earthquake
  • dolcemamma 10/16/2012 11:34:12 PM
    House shook for several seconds in Maynard, Mass- so scary!
  • JennyO 10/16/2012 11:34:26 PM
    Felt it in Medford....yikes!
  • wrentham lopes 10/16/2012 11:34:31 PM
    We jumped off the couch - thought the boiler blew up here in Wrentham. Lasted a solid 3-5 seconds it felt like
  • Ethan 10/16/2012 11:34:31 PM
    My whole room was shaking! never felt anything like it. framingham
  • phlidwsn 10/16/2012 11:34:32 PM
    Fitchburg, MA: 6-12 seconds of the house wobbling
  • Marybeth Riley-Gilbert 10/16/2012 11:34:40 PM
    I'm in Littleton, MA and heard the windows rattle and then the floor was shaking. I could feel it through the couch and thought a large vehicle was passing by.
  • New Bedford 10/16/2012 11:34:41 PM
    Felt 2 rolls at 7:14 PM in New Bedford Buttonwood park (Junct of Rt 6 & 140)
  • Nahant 10/16/2012 11:34:44 PM
    Just felt house shake in Nahant. It was unmistakeable
  • r3llish 10/16/2012 11:34:47 PM
    Didn't feel it in Providence. Wounder Why....
  • Concord Mass shook 10/16/2012 11:34:53 PM
    It did
  • Display Name:StoughtonMass 10/16/2012 11:35:01 PM
    house shook for a couple seconds
  • Joanne 10/16/2012 11:35:02 PM
    East Bridgewater..Our whole house shook for about 5 seconds!
  • ALR 10/16/2012 11:35:02 PM
    Felt it here in Manchester NH. Strong tremor lasted 2-3 seconds
  • JR 10/16/2012 11:35:02 PM
    Newbury, MA felt like a car or truck hit the house. Shook wall hangings off ... lasted about 5 sec.......
  • stjamesgate 10/16/2012 11:35:04 PM
    Rumbled for about 20 seconds in Portland. Little bot of shake.
  • OperMgrBos 10/16/2012 11:35:08 PM
    I felt it at BWH
  • Display Name:carol 10/16/2012 11:35:08 PM
    house was shaking in marshfield
  • Julie 10/16/2012 11:35:10 PM
    Felt it in Brookline...and then watched FB light up!
  • NoCal guy 10/16/2012 11:35:11 PM
    4.5? That's nothing. I don't even roll out of bed for anything under 6.5.
  • Jane 10/16/2012 11:35:14 PM
    I felt it very strongly in Winchester for about 15 seconds. I lived in CA for 18 years and I know what a quake feels like, so I knew it was one.
  • Franciscotkd 10/16/2012 11:35:17 PM
    We felt it in Harvard Square as a querulous tremor of a second or two, mostly in our feet.
  • Kim 10/16/2012 11:35:17 PM
    Felt it in Wrentham, MA
  • MarkHib 10/16/2012 11:35:19 PM
    House shook in Ipswich.
  • JesseDPeterson 10/16/2012 11:35:20 PM
    Definitely felt that here in the North End...
  • JennyO 10/16/2012 11:35:22 PM
    Two, first a small shudder, then a bigger jolt and I knew it was an earthquake
  • Anna 10/16/2012 11:35:23 PM
    Definitely felt it in Saugus - vibration lasted several seconds...
  • Bill HIgler 10/16/2012 11:35:23 PM
    Didnt feel it Acton
  • Display Name: Craig 10/16/2012 11:35:23 PM
    Felt in Southie, entire house shook, tv and all...
  • Display Name: SR.. 10/16/2012 11:35:26 PM
    Felt it in plymouth.. about 5 seconds worth of light tremors..
  • Jimbo 10/16/2012 11:35:26 PM
    Felt it in Acton for about fives seconds. Thought I was back in San Francisco...
  • EH 10/16/2012 11:35:28 PM
    Bookshelves and mirrors wobbling in Somerville!
  • Rockporter 10/16/2012 11:35:28 PM
    Yes, it shook our whole house.
  • Babyroo315 10/16/2012 11:35:28 PM
    Whole house shaking in Wellesley
  • Rich S. 10/16/2012 11:35:32 PM
    OMG my entire hous rocked in Quincy., People were screaming, the ground was shaking., dogs and birds were barking and tweeting...it was awful
  • alex brazil 10/16/2012 11:35:34 PM
    our bed was shaken and we went out of the apt almost naked...
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