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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  • didn't feel it in Braintree 10/16/2012 11:40:35 PM
    didn't feel it in Braintree
  • jfrazer999 10/16/2012 11:40:35 PM
    Felt it in Pepperell, MA... house shook and sounded like freight train ran through the back yard...
  • T 10/16/2012 11:40:37 PM
    Just outside Boston in Medford and my house shook for about a few seconds and I could hear things rattling
  • Felt it in Sudbury 10/16/2012 11:40:38 PM
    Felt it in
  • Lisa 10/16/2012 11:40:40 PM
    felt it at 7:13 here in Northampton Mass
  • a woman 10/16/2012 11:40:40 PM
    Felt it in Arlington, the house had a couple of big jolts. i moved out of my native California to get away from earthquakes!
  • East Bridgewater 10/16/2012 11:40:43 PM
    Felt house shake and vibrate
  • David 10/16/2012 11:40:43 PM
    Felt it in Fall River. Shook the house violently.
  • Mainah 10/16/2012 11:40:44 PM
    Ole Ted Kennedy rolling in his grave!!
  • Sue Dufour 10/16/2012 11:40:44 PM
    @Display Name:Mike Are you okay
  • Christopher Barros 10/16/2012 11:40:45 PM
    My couch shook, i thought the dog was shaking it. Turns out she too s
  • leom 10/16/2012 11:40:46 PM
    thought we were going crazy but felt it in leominster, ma. the wood in the walls groaned.
  • Jim Kennedy 10/16/2012 11:40:47 PM
    In Jamaica Plain, I felt it while lying in bed reading a book. For a second or two I assumed a large truck was rumbling by, but then it was too long and too strong for that.
  • Bowditchfamily 10/16/2012 11:40:47 PM
    Bureaus shook, doors swung open and the floor was like a wave - in Wellesley.
  • Dudeage 10/16/2012 11:40:49 PM
    Felt it strong in Pembroke
  • Jeff 10/16/2012 11:40:49 PM
    Stoughton, MA. House rumbled for about 5 seconds.
  • Bob 10/16/2012 11:40:49 PM
    felt it and got an erection
  • Felt it in Sudbury 10/16/2012 11:40:49 PM
    Felt it in Sudbury
  • KJH 10/16/2012 11:40:55 PM
    Felt it in Jamaica Plain.
  • chris 10/16/2012 11:40:56 PM
    We felt it in Lexington MA. There was a low rumble that shook the house for 4 or 5 seconds. It occurred at 7:12
  • Moonet4law@aol.com 10/16/2012 11:40:56 PM
    Whole house for 30 seconds in Amesbury
  • Cheesy 10/16/2012 11:40:58 PM
    I thought the furnace had exploded. 6 seconds of strong shaking
  • Scott 10/16/2012 11:40:58 PM
    Felt it in Swansea, Mass.
  • jk 10/16/2012 11:41:01 PM
    felt it in Newton - house shook like a large military tank was going by--- about 10 seconds...heard rumbling, too! Very weird.
  • hingham 10/16/2012 11:41:02 PM
    House shook in Hingham.....weird
  • D 10/16/2012 11:41:03 PM
    So that's what it was... a few seconds of shaking. Wellesley/Natick line.
  • Justin Palmer 10/16/2012 11:41:03 PM
    Felt it in Longmeadow, MA
  • Manchester 10/16/2012 11:41:04 PM
    JUSR FELT IT HERE IN GOOD OLD MANCHESTER
  • Mike 10/16/2012 11:41:04 PM
    Felt quake on cape cod, pocasset
  • L. Smith 10/16/2012 11:41:07 PM
    In Cambridge, my office was trembling during our back to school night. Computer screen was shaking.
  • Shari 10/16/2012 11:41:07 PM
    WOW! my chair wobbled, TV table shook. Called my neighbor & agreed it felt like a 4-5 magnitude, having experienced a 2.5. Cambridge in a 3rd floor apt.
  • frank 10/16/2012 11:41:07 PM
    am on the 31st floor of Mohegan Sun thought I was doomed.
  • Ron 10/16/2012 11:41:07 PM
    In windhamm
    Lasted 20 seconds sounded like boiler was blowing up.
  • TK 10/16/2012 11:41:07 PM
    Felt it in Brighton, thought it was a strong wind at first.
  • Rich 10/16/2012 11:41:10 PM
    Wrumbled in Wrentham MA
  • Krystal 10/16/2012 11:41:10 PM
    Felt it in Pawtucket ri
  • felt in Ashburnham, MA 10/16/2012 11:41:10 PM
    Slight, moderate house shaking
  • MDS 10/16/2012 11:41:13 PM
    Felt if for 6 - 8 seconds in Sharon
  • Valerie 10/16/2012 11:41:14 PM
    Felt it in Harbor Point, near JFK Library in Boston MA. Plants on window sill were shaking like a wind was going through apartment, but all the windows are closed.
  • jennifer 10/16/2012 11:41:15 PM
    shook the house in ANDOVER
  • Jennifer 10/16/2012 11:41:17 PM
    We felt it in Wareham Ma
  • p 10/16/2012 11:41:17 PM
    House shook for 42 minutes. Afterwards, I kissed the nearest stranger and said, "Now we're alive at last."
  • Julie 10/16/2012 11:41:19 PM
    Yeah, my son came down - asked if I had felt the house shake - said things on his desk were shaking all around here in Sudbury. Wireless phones not connecting with land line numbers in this vicinity.
  • Ray Trevisani 10/16/2012 11:41:19 PM
    Jerry Lee lives. Whole lotta shakin goin on. Felt it in the Dux.
  • C 10/16/2012 11:41:20 PM
    Felt and heard it in Cambridge!
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