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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  • amy 10/16/2012 11:39:59 PM
    Yup, felt it in Peabody...my entire addition living room shook and things on the wall were shaking..Felt like something hit the back of my house!
  • SophomoreCamelCharletown 10/16/2012 11:40:01 PM
    Is it December 21 already? Oh those Mayans and their prophecies.
  • mike 10/16/2012 11:40:01 PM
    felt in E Milton
  • sam 10/16/2012 11:40:01 PM
    the whole house felt like it was vibrating and moving slightly. Lasted about 10 seconds in Marlborough, MA
  • Joe 10/16/2012 11:40:02 PM
    Felt it in Duxbury for 5 seconds.
  • d 10/16/2012 11:40:02 PM
    Full blown house shake in northern NH
  • Mainah 10/16/2012 11:40:02 PM
    Smells like the septic tank split!
  • Yes...my house in Arlington... 10/16/2012 11:40:03 PM
    couch and window were shaking violently in Arlington.
  • will thompson 10/16/2012 11:40:03 PM
    yes we felt in Groton it shook the whole house for 2 seconds-my dad did not feel it cause he was doing the dishes
  • Lisa 10/16/2012 11:40:04 PM
    Felt it in foxboro-15 seconds of shaking
  • did not feel a thing here... 10/16/2012 11:40:04 PM
    felt like my wife falling out of bed
  • Ron 10/16/2012 11:40:05 PM

    Lasted 20 seconds and felt like the biol
  • Felt it in Umass Boston !! 10/16/2012 11:40:07 PM
    FELT IT IN UMASS BOSTON !!
  • mHARVARDSQ 10/16/2012 11:40:07 PM
    It shook all the displays at our camera shop in Harvard Square.
  • chino 10/16/2012 11:40:08 PM
    shaking between my legs!
  • jeff 10/16/2012 11:40:08 PM
    Slight tremor was felt in North Andover, MA
  • cfitz 10/16/2012 11:40:08 PM
    Didn't feel a thing here in Littleton as I was making a sandwich
  • Jack 10/16/2012 11:40:10 PM
    felt it real good in Duxbury. Whole house shook. Dog had been barking for 5 solid minutes in advance
  • Fanny ت Chan 10/16/2012 11:40:10 PM
    I FEEEL IT!
  • Display Name:Mike 10/16/2012 11:40:11 PM
    My house just collapsed OMG
  • THardey 10/16/2012 11:40:13 PM
    Definitely felt it for about 10 seconds here in Hull, MA
  • L. Smith 10/16/2012 11:40:13 PM
    Sitting in my office during Back to School Night - and my office was trembling. My computer screen was shaking - an I knew something was up.
  • fma 10/16/2012 11:40:13 PM
    Felt in Brookline - like massive truck rumbling by
  • Susan 10/16/2012 11:40:13 PM
    In Hyde Park (Boston), at 7:12,
    I HEARD more than felt the whole house shake for a few seconds, then it stopped, then started again for a slightly longer period of time. Thought maybe there was structural damage. Immediately called hubby still at work and asked if he felt the earthquake, and he said, "Oh, that's what that was?" Looked it up online, but didn't see any news about it until now.
  • Amy Flagg 10/16/2012 11:40:14 PM
    Felt it pretty in Hough's Neck
  • Ron 10/16/2012 11:40:14 PM

    It last rev
  • Waltham 10/16/2012 11:40:17 PM
    Felt in in Waltham, thought it was a large truck going by
  • Rex 10/16/2012 11:40:17 PM
    Second floor in Cambridge shook like "magic fingers" gone wild for several seconds. Everything rattled, lamp shades swung for almost a minute. No signs of lava.
  • jon 10/16/2012 11:40:17 PM
    felt tremor move through house in Bolton
  • jw130 10/16/2012 11:40:19 PM
    Felt pretty bad, I'm staying home from work tomorrow!
  • Jan in Arlington 10/16/2012 11:40:19 PM
    I felt a rumble moving from the front of the house to the back. One floor lamp continued to sway after the shaking stopped.
  • Margit, Charlestown 10/16/2012 11:40:19 PM
    Shaking felt in Charlestown, RI
  • Johnny 10/16/2012 11:40:20 PM
    Our whole house shook in Allston
  • Byfield 10/16/2012 11:40:20 PM
    Our dog, Parker, alerted us to something happening outside a minute before we felt our house shake.
  • Bryan 10/16/2012 11:40:22 PM
    Felt it in Canton, lasted for about 5 minutes. I was on the second floor of my house and at first I thought it was a big truck going by.
  • rapunzel 10/16/2012 11:40:22 PM
    felt in Belmont, NH
  • Display Name: Nancy T 10/16/2012 11:40:25 PM
    Felt it in the Back Bay of Boston for about 5 seconds. Felt like the granite counter tops were doing a "wave"
  • Jcn 10/16/2012 11:40:26 PM
    Groton, Mass. My daughter felt it -- I didn't notice it.
  • jennifer 10/16/2012 11:40:29 PM
    table and floor shook !! CRAZY !
  • Jo Jo 10/16/2012 11:40:29 PM
    Rowley! Felt the couch shake...
  • oskar 10/16/2012 11:40:31 PM
    Felt rapid shutter 6-8 sec. Portland. Not like stronger ones I've felt in Calif. & Taiwan.
  • jj 10/16/2012 11:40:31 PM
    Felt it in Bedford, MA. Pictures on wall shook and items on shelf rattled for 5-10 seconds.
  • South Barnard VT 10/16/2012 11:40:31 PM
    House shook for about 3-4 seconds.
  • Alicia 10/16/2012 11:40:33 PM
    I didn't get to feel it, and im right in Arlington, MA... Maybe it's cause im in a car dealership? BOOO
  • hrtlgt1 10/16/2012 11:40:34 PM
    Felt it in Peabody, Nephew in Hartland VT felt it as did a friend in Hanover, NH
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