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)


Did you feel the earthquake? Please tell us what you felt (or didn't feel) by entering your comment in the box below.
  • Display Name:katec 10/16/2012 11:42:01 PM
    Thought it was a helicopter in Haverhill, MA.
  • geophizz 10/16/2012 11:42:01 PM
    Norton, MA. More or a vibration than a quake. The Coffee cups on the counter shook.
  • Jeff, 10/16/2012 11:42:02 PM
    Felt it strong in West Roxbury. very, I knew exactly what it was as soon as it happened and ran outside to the street.
  • leonard jack t 10/16/2012 11:42:04 PM
    Light rumble in Hamilton, MA. Thought my daughter was jumping up and down.
  • karen 10/16/2012 11:42:04 PM
    loud rumbling thought the furnace was going to blow in York, Maine
  • Display Name: Rachel 10/16/2012 11:42:05 PM
    Felt it in Somerville. Top floor of house shook.
  • Mainah 10/16/2012 11:42:08 PM
    Pretty sure we'll be lucky to see morning!
  • Kevin 10/16/2012 11:42:08 PM
    We felt it in Braintree. My whole house shook
  • ebscully 10/16/2012 11:42:11 PM
    Felt in Watertown - felt like large truck driving by rumbling
  • Uptonman 10/16/2012 11:42:11 PM
    Felt it in upton ma. 3-5 seconds things were shaking in kitchen. At first I thought the dishwasher was on.....crazy
  • Display Name:Bob 10/16/2012 11:42:13 PM
    Felt it in Taunton
  • booyaa 10/16/2012 11:42:13 PM
    Live in Saco/Sanford area of Maine... Last 30 secs... Took a hard hit here... Pipes in house shook... Pictures feel... Crazy
  • Ron 10/16/2012 11:42:16 PM
    Windham, NH house shook and sounded like boiler was erupting for 15 seconds.
  • Display Name:Joe 10/16/2012 11:42:17 PM
    Definitely felt it in Townsend, Ma, house shook
  • Averhill 10/16/2012 11:42:17 PM
    Felt it in Lynnfield. FElt like a freight train going under the house
  • Russ 10/16/2012 11:42:23 PM
    Felt in Norwell, lasted a few seconds
  • Amy 10/16/2012 11:42:23 PM
    Rumbling in Plainfield NH
  • felt it in needham!!! 10/16/2012 11:42:23 PM
    dog slept through it!!
  • Like good sex. 10/16/2012 11:42:25 PM
    I still feel it. Help me Jebus !
  • Evelyn 10/16/2012 11:42:28 PM
    House shook in Lexington. Sounded like someone was trying to keep opening a door.
  • Display Name:Donna 10/16/2012 11:42:28 PM
    Felt it here in Haverhill, MA. My computer chair rolled sideways while I was sitting in it and the plants and lampshades were swinging. I live on the 8th floor of my building.
  • felt in Acton,MA. The house... 10/16/2012 11:42:31 PM
    felt in Acton,MA. The house vibrated for a few seconds.
  • JR 10/16/2012 11:42:32 PM
    Gently shook the house in Marblehead, MA. Then the dogs all started barking!
  • Stripa Vulcha 10/16/2012 11:42:34 PM
    Middleboro had a ghost shake my computer desk - maybe my cat? NO! A quake.
  • todd 10/16/2012 11:42:37 PM
    Thought a train was coming alongside the house. started as a small rumble to a large rumble back to a small rumble. York, Maine 15 miles from the center.
  • Ruby Rose 10/16/2012 11:42:37 PM
    Shook spices off the shelf in Greenfield, MA. Dog ran around asking to go out starting 10 minutes before we felt the shaking.
  • BabsGF 10/16/2012 11:42:37 PM
    Felt on the 8th floor in downtown Boston, a slight bump, not a real shaking like the last one.
  • Mainah 10/16/2012 11:42:37 PM
    It won't stop!!
  • Display Name:jk 10/16/2012 11:42:38 PM
    felt it in Guilford, VT. for 3 or 4 seconds. Thought we had a large animal on the roof!
  • Rono 10/16/2012 11:42:40 PM
    House shook about 5 seconds in Bedford, MA
  • tunah 10/16/2012 11:42:41 PM
    I felt it in North Conway
  • Frank Ciccone 10/16/2012 11:42:44 PM
    Felt it out in Holden. I thought it was a strong wind shaking the house at first.
  • Evelyn 10/16/2012 11:42:47 PM
    Bird cages rattled.
  • Display Name: Falmouth, MA 10/16/2012 11:42:49 PM
    It felt like a big truck going by or when someone slams the door hard. It only seemed to last for a second or two. No one else was home so I was worried about an intruder. I was relieved that it was an earthquake!
  • RB 10/16/2012 11:42:49 PM
    Felt it in JP.
  • did not feel a thing here... 10/16/2012 11:42:50 PM
    could it be terrorists?
  • Theresa 10/16/2012 11:42:52 PM
    Whole house shook in Lexington for a few seconds.
  • Mainah 10/16/2012 11:42:52 PM
    are you guys still feeling it?
  • Mick Shrimpton 10/16/2012 11:42:52 PM
    about a 5 second rumble in Newton Upper Falls....felt like a jet was flying low overhead.
  • Markr 10/16/2012 11:42:53 PM
    Rumbled through the house for a good 10 seconds in Milford NH!
  • vicki8658 10/16/2012 11:42:53 PM
    Sitting here working in Andover and after years in LA knew what it was but couldn't believe it!!! Whole house shook for about 15 seconds. Incredible!
  • 01845 10/16/2012 11:42:53 PM
    felt rumble underfoot in No. Andover...felt like large tractor trailer truck going by
  • Hgg 10/16/2012 11:42:58 PM
    Table shook here in Somerville, ma
  • Diana 10/16/2012 11:42:59 PM
    Felt it in Marlboro, MA, felt like a tain driving through the yard. The house shook. Not scary, but strange!
  • Illhaveasam 10/16/2012 11:43:04 PM
    Felt it in North Andover, almost spilled my beer!
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