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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  • House shook in Andover MA..... 10/16/2012 11:41:20 PM
    House shook in Andover MA...it was nuts!!!
  • Display Name:medstudent 10/16/2012 11:41:20 PM
    felt it in our library, the bookshelves were shaking, Downtown Boston MA
  • Charlton 10/16/2012 11:41:21 PM
    Thought someone was knocking on our door in charltO
  • Vbalage 10/16/2012 11:41:22 PM
    Felt it in south boston, took me a while to figure out what it was :)
  • Dan N. 10/16/2012 11:41:22 PM
    House rumbled and the patio doors were shaking in Rowley. Freaky. Felt like the house was in a very strong wind.
  • Amanda Holland 10/16/2012 11:41:22 PM
    felt it while doing dishes
  • RenĂ©e 10/16/2012 11:41:23 PM
    Felt it in Rockland, MA... startled the cat...
  • Display Name: Rachel 10/16/2012 11:41:25 PM
    Felt it in Somerville.
  • Adk 10/16/2012 11:41:25 PM
    Felt it in Westwood , was standing next to cabinet and heard dishes shaking and kids felt couch moving. Weird!
  • HerbertMiller 10/16/2012 11:41:26 PM
    Definitely felt the quake -- shaker not a roller. Glad it wasn't the wine. :)
  • dogcatcity 10/16/2012 11:41:27 PM
    Felt it in Stratham NH for several seconds
  • Bob S 10/16/2012 11:41:29 PM
    Felt in Foxboro MA. Live in small cottage on a lake and the whole house shook for about 10 to 20 seconds. Initially small movement/sound then progressed to much larger movement and shaking including things hanging on the walls
  • earthquake helped wiggle my... 10/16/2012 11:41:29 PM
    earthquake helped wiggle my dildo into my ass alot easier!!!
  • JWOB 10/16/2012 11:41:29 PM
    At my desk on 11th floor of 12-floor apartment bldg in Kendall Square - whole building swayed for several seconds at precisely 7:13 - wow. Less than 100 miles from Boston as the crow flies.
  • What's going on at the... 10/16/2012 11:41:31 PM
    Yeah, maybe is was Ted Kennedy rolling in his grave.. With the thought of a republican president!
  • felt in Wayland... felt... 10/16/2012 11:41:31 PM
    felt in Wayland... felt like about 2.1 on the richter scale... from an experienced earth quaker from LA Logout
  • Stephen Davis 10/16/2012 11:41:31 PM
    Felt it in Merrimac, MA. this is God's sure sign that he doesn't want Mitt Romney as President.
  • East Bridgewater was rockin ! 10/16/2012 11:41:32 PM
    East Bridgewater was Rockin !!!!!!
  • Eliza 10/16/2012 11:41:32 PM
    Felt it on the couch in Lexington and heard a quick bang
  • Brigid 10/16/2012 11:41:37 PM
    Ohh we felt it here in Hingham!!!
  • John P 10/16/2012 11:41:37 PM
    Felt two solid shakes here in Arlington.
  • vmswain5 10/16/2012 11:41:37 PM
    felt it in cambridge mass - whole house shook.
  • Mainah 10/16/2012 11:41:38 PM
    I thought I was a gonnah, coincided with some stomach pains
  • boylefam 10/16/2012 11:41:38 PM
    Whole house shook in Windsor VT
  • MMASEADOG 10/16/2012 11:41:40 PM
    Felt it in Cedarville (Exit 2 south Plymouth). House ceiling creaked and floor shook 5 seconds.
  • did not feel a thing here... 10/16/2012 11:41:40 PM
    it leveled my entire city
  • bobal 10/16/2012 11:41:41 PM
    Felt in Rochester NH...quite a shake
  • Display Name: NJA 10/16/2012 11:41:44 PM
    Felt in Acton
  • Jay 10/16/2012 11:41:44 PM
    Felt it all the way down here in North Smithfield, RI
  • Ryan 10/16/2012 11:41:46 PM
    Felt it on Newbury st. in Boston. My apartment shook, thought it was the construction going on next door.
  • Jaden 10/16/2012 11:41:47 PM
    I'm staying up for the aftershock!
  • Display Name:Bill Joe Jim Bob 10/16/2012 11:41:47 PM
    Felt the floor and table shake in Cambridge MA
  • Thought my garage door was... 10/16/2012 11:41:47 PM
    Thought my garage door was opening in Brigdewater MA
  • I felt it in Malden for... 10/16/2012 11:41:50 PM
    I felt the shake in Malden area for about 3 seconds!!
  • Henri 10/16/2012 11:41:50 PM
    Shook our house in Belmont.
  • ej 10/16/2012 11:41:50 PM
    Felt it in Norwich, VT. Strongest I've ever felt.
  • Ken Akerley, Lowell, MA 10/16/2012 11:41:52 PM
    Felt it while sitting at the kitchen table. Shook for about 5 seconds but not enough to move hanging lights or anything on shelves. It was sustained enough that you knew it was not a truck on the road, plus there was no sound. I was certain it was a minor quake and have been searching online for some confirmation. Boston.com was the first place I saw that had it. Quick work!
  • Felt it in Newton here on... 10/16/2012 11:41:53 PM
    Felt it in Newton here on the third floor. Felt it shaking and thought it was a train rolling by, but then I quickly realized that there was too much shaking for it to be a train and then figured out it was a quake.
  • Beach 10/16/2012 11:41:54 PM
    I feel the earth move under my feet. I feel tumbling down tumbling down. I feel if
    Some ostriches are a like into a satchel. Some like them. I went to the window
    and wanted to draw the earth. So David Cassidy tells you when to go into this on
    onto a meat. So where would a red dress. So this will get some gas.
  • felt in weymouth all the... 10/16/2012 11:41:55 PM
    felt in weymouth our dealership glass shook
  • Christopher Barros 10/16/2012 11:41:55 PM
    Sofa shook thought it was the dog. Realized she was to small to shake the sofa that much.
  • Greg 10/16/2012 11:41:56 PM
    I live in Quincy on the 6th floor of a condo complex. At about 7:30 I heard a loud rumble then the building began to sway for about 5 seconds.
  • Cab 10/16/2012 11:41:56 PM
    Felt it in Allston about 7:13!!
  • tyler 10/16/2012 11:41:56 PM
    felt it at Brandeis University in Waltham
  • Display Name: beanpea 10/16/2012 11:41:58 PM
    Felt it in Needham!
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