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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  • Display Name:kate 10/16/2012 11:49:11 PM
    I felt the quake in Framingham: my house shook & I listened for wind. Occurred around 7:08 pm - that's what made me leave the pre-Debate shows to look for earthquake info:
  • carolyn 10/16/2012 11:49:12 PM
    Felt it in Stoneham printer tried to jump of the table
  • zose 10/16/2012 11:49:12 PM
    Felt in Cambridge MA
  • Mitt R 10/16/2012 11:49:12 PM
    Wow, I thought the economy was just collapsing....
  • p 10/16/2012 11:49:14 PM
    I would say it's time we crack open each other's heads and feast on the goo within.
  • JB 10/16/2012 11:49:19 PM
    Several Picture fell off wall in Geogetown
  • watisthisIdonteven 10/16/2012 11:49:22 PM
    Shook the whole house. My dad was coming down the stairs and tumbled down 7 steps. My brother said, "Hey dad, have a nice trip?" smirking the entire time. My dad then took his xbox 360, smashed it on the ground, and sent my brother to his room.

    I lulzed.
  • felt in north Tewksbury 10/16/2012 11:49:22 PM
    Scared our college bound daughter. She's now rethinking So.Cal selection.
  • Display Name:dickypirozzolo 10/16/2012 11:49:22 PM
    It wasn't a quake, it was Romney changing his position!
  • Spare me 10/16/2012 11:49:23 PM
    In our kitchen in Cambridge MA, near Harvard Sq. Felt nothing. Neither did my dog. And we lived for years in Cali. You folks sure you're not just making all this up? :-)
  • The Rapture 10/16/2012 11:49:24 PM
    Glad you enjoyed part 1!
  • felt it in east boston 10/16/2012 11:49:25 PM
    felt it in east boston
  • L Van Dyck 10/16/2012 11:49:26 PM
    felt here in Concord, MA. shook whole house violently for about 3 seconds and milder shaking after that.
  • mike 10/16/2012 11:49:28 PM
    ahh zombies run!
  • What's going on at the... 10/16/2012 11:49:29 PM
    Any tsunami warnings?
  • Ed 10/16/2012 11:49:29 PM
    WOW, that was cool! I felt it from Bedford, WAIT UNTIL THE AFTERSHOCK!
  • Eric 10/16/2012 11:49:30 PM
    Felt it up here in Amesbury, MA
  • Diane Sylva 10/16/2012 11:49:30 PM
    I thought a plane was coming in for a crash landing on Ossipee Lake in Freedom, N.H. There was a loud rumble sound and the house shook.
  • Trixie 10/16/2012 11:49:32 PM
    I must have a really hard and sturdy house. I didn't feel anything. Then again, with all the moonshine I drink, I hardly feel anything.
  • LBS 10/16/2012 11:49:38 PM
    I hope this doesn't impact the delivery of my pizza.
  • The Apocolypse 10/16/2012 11:49:40 PM
    felt it in Khazickstan, Borat is dead! :(
  • Weymouth MA 10/16/2012 11:49:43 PM
    Felt it in Weymouth MA too. Fire trucks were going by at the time so we figured it was some sort of accident or explosion.
  • Brian 10/16/2012 11:49:44 PM
    At richer school in matlborough and all the doors started to shake.
  • Shelby 10/16/2012 11:49:47 PM
    Felt it in Natick, MA. Thought it was a heavy wind gust at first!
  • p 10/16/2012 11:49:47 PM
    I, for one, welcome our new ant overlords who just emerged from the ground.
  • oops 10/16/2012 11:49:50 PM
  • Run 10/16/2012 11:49:52 PM
    Bs pictures feel off the wall
  • JJA 10/16/2012 11:49:56 PM
    Felt it in Somerville MA
  • We felt it in Chelmsford... 10/16/2012 11:49:57 PM
    The house was shaking
  • oops 10/16/2012 11:49:59 PM
  • Jen 10/16/2012 11:50:01 PM
    We felt it on the 6th floor of our apartment building in Cambridge - it was subtle but noticeable.
  • melissa 10/16/2012 11:50:12 PM
    Wow !!!! We felt it in Providence Rhode Island. Time to get earthquake insurance!!
  • betsnh 10/16/2012 11:50:14 PM
    W
    e felt it rumbling for about 10 seconds. My daughter came running out of her room saying her walls were moving here in Antrim, NH
  • Rochester, MA 10/16/2012 11:50:16 PM
    The couch I was sitting on was shaking for a few minutes and our deck was creaking.
  • In Bath Maine the house... 10/16/2012 11:50:16 PM
    In Bath Maine the whole house shook. The large bird cage was really rattling.
  • Richard Turner 10/16/2012 11:50:17 PM
    Felt it here in Wayland was eating dinner and the whole house was shaking Scary
  • chelmsford ma 10/16/2012 11:50:20 PM
    We def felt it here in N. Chelmsford for about 10 seconds. Whole room was shaking!
  • Spare me 10/16/2012 11:50:25 PM
    Drama queens, all of ya.
  • betwan 10/16/2012 11:50:25 PM
    Mobile homes shake on the cement blocks like a seismograph . thought a tree hit the trailer.
  • Erin 10/16/2012 11:50:26 PM
    Went out to get my cat Sparky in and thought it was a very BIG wind gust, but not windy at all. Thought my water heater burst, but all was well. The wierdest 5 seconds ever in Hudson MA.
  • Display Name:cheryl 10/16/2012 11:50:27 PM
    my house in Beverly shock for about 10 secs
  • Quahog 10/16/2012 11:50:27 PM
    Not a thing in Milton, MA
  • PM 10/16/2012 11:50:28 PM
    Woke me up from a deep sleep in duxbury, MA!
  • Annie 10/16/2012 11:50:31 PM
    Very slight shaking about an hour north of Albany, NY. Easy to miss but I felt it and mentioned it to my husband at the exact time!
  • Display Name:pea 10/16/2012 11:50:31 PM
    Maynard,MA...felt like a huge plane was going overhead too low, without the plane.
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