[Update 8:55 p.m. ET] The U.S. Geological Survey revised its report of Tuesday's earthquake to magnitude 4.0, down from a preliminary magnitude of 4.6. The epicenter was pinpointed 4 miles west-southwest of Hollis Center, Maine, at a shallow depth of 4.2 miles.
Despite the downgrade, the quake was felt as far away as Boston, Massachusetts; Albany, New York, and even Waterbury, Connecticut, according to the USGS.
You can report your earthquake experience to the USGS at the above link, as well as adding your comment to the many at the end of this post.
"My entire house shook for 3 to 4 seconds. It felt like it was about to collapse," a viewer from Everett, Massachusetts, wrote to CNN affiliate WCVB in Boston.
Many Massachusetts residents felt the effects of an earthquake tonight. So far, we have no reports of injury or damage.— Deval Patrick (@MassGovernor) October 17, 2012
Many Massachusetts residents felt the effects of an earthquake tonight. So far, we have no reports of injury or damage.
so now that Maine's been in the news for a prostitution ring and an earthquake will people realize we aren't part of Canada now?— Brett O'Kelly (@B0Kelly) October 17, 2012
so now that Maine's been in the news for a prostitution ring and an earthquake will people realize we aren't part of Canada now?
[Original post] An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 4.6 hit Maine at 7:12 p.m. ET Tuesday, according to the USGS website. The earthquake happened 3 miles (5 kilometers) west of Hollis Center, Maine.
I was working at a car dealership in Lowell, MA when it happened. I thought someone drove one of our trucks into the side of the building! The whole thing shook for about 15-20 seconds. No damage or anything, but it was definitely wild.
i have read that the hydraulic fracking waste water with toxic chemicals is transported away from the fracking drill sites and then is injected deep underground at remote locations. i have read that this process has been proven to create earthquakes. i have seen very little media attention relaying this fact to the general public. is it possible to find out exactly where the injection sites are?
I had a little gas, sorry about that folks
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