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:spenumatsa 10/16/2012 11:38:34 PM
    Felt it here at home in Nashua, NH.
  • kcd 10/16/2012 11:38:35 PM
    Felt for about 10 seconds in Weare NH
  • LizEst 10/16/2012 11:38:35 PM
    Strong shaking in Medway about 20-30 seconds, whole house; felt it strongly upstairs and downstairs. We just got done raking lots and lots of leaves a good part of this afternoon. God sure has a sense of humor!!!! There are certainly lots more leaves out there now!!!!
  • Paul Allard 10/16/2012 11:38:36 PM
    felt it in plymouth ma, felt like a train passing by the house
  • Felt in Malden 10/16/2012 11:38:36 PM
    I felt in Malden too..
  • Jimbo62 10/16/2012 11:38:38 PM
    Definitely felt it here in Groton, Mass. All four of us were standing in the kitchen when the whole house shook for about 5 or 6 seconds.
  • felt nothing, new condo 10/16/2012 11:38:38 PM
    felt nothing, new condo
  • Marlboroguh ma felt it 10/16/2012 11:38:40 PM
    Marlborough felt it
  • Iaimforcute 10/16/2012 11:38:41 PM
    I felt your mom, and my house shook.
  • Woodchuckgramps 10/16/2012 11:38:41 PM
    Felt the hole house shake for 30 seconds in Pepperell MA 01463
  • Jennifer 10/16/2012 11:38:41 PM
    4 year old yelled from bedroom, "who is shaking my bed?" Oh deeear....
  • What's going on at the... 10/16/2012 11:38:43 PM
    What's going on along the hampton coast.. Any waves?
  • Jackie 10/16/2012 11:38:43 PM
    We felt it in Connecticut!
  • Anna 10/16/2012 11:38:44 PM
    felt it in Reading, MA. thought it was my dryer shaking downstairs. lasted maybe 10 seconds
  • yee 10/16/2012 11:38:50 PM
    Felt it in southie
  • Display Name:Steve 10/16/2012 11:38:51 PM
    I didn't feel it, but my roommate did.
  • Display Name:Cape Cod 10/16/2012 11:38:51 PM
    Felt in Falmouth. Shook the house and everything.
  • Kate 10/16/2012 11:38:52 PM
    Felt it in Northborough,about 10 seconds. It felt like someone running around the house... A big someone!
  • Display Name:antass 10/16/2012 11:38:52 PM
    7th floor of BUMC very shaky, almost as if something below us exploded!
  • Display Name:ETdd 10/16/2012 11:38:53 PM
    felt it in Maynard, MA
  • Linda Stipkovich 10/16/2012 11:38:54 PM
    Went into the kitchen and my kitchen apron was moving like a gust of wind had hit it. Totally strange - only for a few seconds. Easton, MA
  • student 10/16/2012 11:38:55 PM
    felt it on the Medford/Somerville line! :D
  • JM06258 10/16/2012 11:38:55 PM
    Felt it hear on 111 in Hollis, NH on the Pepperill Mass line.
  • Mainah 10/16/2012 11:38:58 PM
    Almost called the ghost busters!
  • alex 10/16/2012 11:39:02 PM
    Whoo Hoo My first earth quake 3-5 seconds Townsend
  • Maura 10/16/2012 11:39:02 PM
    Felt it in Middleton
  • John 10/16/2012 11:39:04 PM
    My pumpkin shook....crazy! In South Boston
  • Felt in Duxbury, MA 20... 10/16/2012 11:39:04 PM
    Felt in Duxbury, MA 20 seconds of steady tremors
  • Mansfield 10/16/2012 11:39:04 PM
    Felt it in mansfield, floor rumbled for 10 seconds or so
  • Byfield 10/16/2012 11:39:05 PM
    Our dog, Parl
  • bill d 10/16/2012 11:39:05 PM
    felt it here in New Bedford, i'm sitting at my desk and felt the house shaking slightly and look up in my study and the pull chains were all moving
  • I felt it in Londonderry Nh... 10/16/2012 11:39:07 PM
    I felt it in Londonderry Nh, gee did fat ass Kennedy roll out of bed
  • maria 10/16/2012 11:39:08 PM
    We felt here in cambridge,ma
  • gringo_catracho 10/16/2012 11:39:08 PM
    felt in Chelsea... coworkers thought it was a truck going by but I knew right away that it was something more. and sure enough
  • North Andover 10/16/2012 11:39:10 PM
    Felt the rumble in North Andover. Thought it was my daughter jumping off her bed on the second floor. But it went on too long.
  • canton, ma 10/16/2012 11:39:10 PM
    felt nothing, new condo
  • Quincy Boy 10/16/2012 11:39:10 PM
    Mitt Romney leaned to the left one more centimeter and the shift in his axis of gravity was at last felt for hundreds of square miles. Very very scary!
  • Cathy 10/16/2012 11:39:11 PM
    Whole hose shook in Hingham - sounded like a party happening upstairs
  • Bill D 10/16/2012 11:39:11 PM
    Springfield, MA - rocked my house and scared my cat. Lasted a good 5 seconds or so. Thought it was a big truck going by, but no noise.
  • Denise 10/16/2012 11:39:11 PM
    Felt it in Cambridge
  • did not feel a thing here... 10/16/2012 11:39:13 PM
    felt like a cow crashed through my roof
  • Jerry 10/16/2012 11:39:13 PM
    Heard and felt rumbling for around 10-20 seconds in JP. Knew it had to be an earthquake
  • WET 10/16/2012 11:39:16 PM
    absolutely crazy here in Jamaica Plain!
  • Mike 10/16/2012 11:39:17 PM
    Felt it here in Sudbury, MA. My desk and chair were shaking.
  • What's going on at the... 10/16/2012 11:39:23 PM
    Phone lines are down in Hampton nh
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