Live blog: Earthquake in Maine felt in Boston area.

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)


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  • Jayne 10/16/2012 11:38:05 PM
    Felt it in Framingham, Ma, thought a large tree had fallen close to the house, whole house shook for a few seconds, the roof groaned and our rabbits were on high alert up the house stopped creaking.
  • 80 Lady 10/16/2012 11:38:05 PM
    house shook for 5 seconds in Bridgewater 02324
  • nancy in Roslindale 10/16/2012 11:38:05 PM
    the whole house shook for 15 seconds!
  • Display Name:All Shook Up 10/16/2012 11:38:06 PM
    The whole house jumped up and down for about 5 seconds. It was a very long 5 seconds.
  • Eugene 10/16/2012 11:38:06 PM
    My car was moving left and right in the limo pool at Logan
  • Felt it in Leominster 10/16/2012 11:38:07 PM
    Condo shook pretty good for a few seconds
  • eric 10/16/2012 11:38:07 PM
    felt it lexington, ma
  • M 10/16/2012 11:38:07 PM
    Felt it in western mass, Hadley, MA, for about 10 seconds!
  • Roberta 10/16/2012 11:38:07 PM
    Felt like a truck coming through the front door
  • Newton, MA 10/16/2012 11:38:07 PM
    House shook for 10 seconds or so in Newton.
  • Khoula 10/16/2012 11:38:08 PM
    I felt in Arlington,MA
  • Ron Letch 10/16/2012 11:38:09 PM
    kittery point maine, like a freight train coming through the back yard
  • Pat 10/16/2012 11:38:09 PM
    sitting in class in Salem, MA- the whole classroom shodok and rumbled
  • York, Maine 10/16/2012 11:38:10 PM
    I felt heard a small rumble and thought it was my boiler kicking on (which didn't make sense because I don't have the heat on so it startled me). My son was at a game at the high school...didn't feel it on the bleachers.
  • Ken 10/16/2012 11:38:11 PM
    Felt it in Taunton. Thought is was a big dumptruck driving by.
  • countrugen 10/16/2012 11:38:13 PM
    It happened when an explosion occurred on TV...thought it was my new 4D television :-)
  • Tiffany 10/16/2012 11:38:14 PM
    Felt it in Winchester - rattles and shaking - about 5 seconds.
  • Ana Connolly 10/16/2012 11:38:16 PM
    I felt it over in Quincy, MA the whole apartment was shaking!!
  • Elizabeth 10/16/2012 11:38:16 PM
    Felt it in Wellesey, MA -- it was as if a freight train was running, whole house rattled.
  • House rattled in Sunderland VT 10/16/2012 11:38:16 PM
    House shook and things rattled in sunderland vt
  • me 10/16/2012 11:38:17 PM
    in Watertown
  • Felt it in Belchertown 10/16/2012 11:38:17 PM
    Felt it in Belchertown
  • ja 10/16/2012 11:38:20 PM
    felt big oscillation, second floor in somerville
  • Mainah 10/16/2012 11:38:22 PM
    Pretty sure the gates of hell opened up on thata one!
  • HallLady 10/16/2012 11:38:22 PM
    Shook whole house in Wrentham for about ten seconds.
  • Felt it here in Wellesley... 10/16/2012 11:38:22 PM
    Felt it here in Wellesley at approximately 7:16pm . Shook for 4-5 seconds. Felt like a freight train coming by the house.
  • springfield 10/16/2012 11:38:22 PM
    felt it out here in Springfield, house shaking
  • greenmom 10/16/2012 11:38:23 PM
    Felt it in Burlington. My dog started barking..
  • Rachel 10/16/2012 11:38:25 PM
    5-6 seconds in Brookline
  • Display Name:robbi 10/16/2012 11:38:25 PM
    Felt it in Lynn and the North Shore of Boston. Vertical shake of house lasting about 6 minutes, increasing gradually in strength. That I had left those behind when I left San Francisco.
  • Nashua 10/16/2012 11:38:26 PM
    Felt in Nashua...few secs of deep rumble
  • hbn in newton 10/16/2012 11:38:26 PM
    daughter felt chair shaking; we told her it was nothing and to switch chairs.
  • We felt it in Newton, It... 10/16/2012 11:38:26 PM
    It was crazy
  • stevo 10/16/2012 11:38:28 PM
    felt it in Walpole Ma. Shook the house.
  • Biddeford me 10/16/2012 11:38:28 PM
    Yep Maine got quakes now
  • Paul 10/16/2012 11:38:28 PM
    In Dedham, 7-10 secs shaking, just like in Southern California
  • Itsme 10/16/2012 11:38:29 PM
    Felt it in Northbridge. Felt house vibrating and faint rubble. Sort of like a big truck going by.
  • Howard 10/16/2012 11:38:29 PM
    Felt it in Carlisle. Like a small shock wave flowing from the yard through the house.
  • chino 10/16/2012 11:38:31 PM
    felt it in BrownTown
  • Donal Waide 10/16/2012 11:38:31 PM
    That's another off the bucket list
  • Deb in Cambridge 10/16/2012 11:38:32 PM
    My apartment in Inman Square shook twice. my cat looked up and went back to sleep. I'm feeling a little dizzy.
  • nick 10/16/2012 11:38:32 PM
    it shook my whole house, i was so scared
    this isn't a common thing to happen in Andover, MA
  • saphyress 10/16/2012 11:38:33 PM
    Felt chair shake briefly, was wondering what the heck that was
  • Display Name:Caroline 10/16/2012 11:38:33 PM
    Felt it in Melrose! The table was shaking, I could feel it through the floor, and the lamp rattled.
  • Yes, thought there was a... 10/16/2012 11:38:34 PM
    In Sharon, felt like a large dump truck driving in my yard! Dog freaked out!
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