A 4.6 magnitude quake in Maine shook homes in Boston Tuesday night.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Did you feel that shaking? An earthquake near Hollis, Maine rattled homes and teeth all the way down into Boston Tuesday night. Preliminary measurements by the U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred 16.8 miles underground and hit 4.6 on the Richter Scale. Lake Arrowhead is about 31 miles west of Portland. Did you feel the earthquake? Or are you sure people are overreacting? Tell us in the comments below!
The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 4.0 shake near Hollis, Maine.
UPDATE: The USGS downgraded the earthquake to a 4.0 from a 4.6 on the Richter Scale. Small tremors were felt in the Greater Boston area after a 4.6 magnitude earthquake near Hollis, Maine. The epicenter of the quake was about 92 miles from Boston. For more information about tectonic activity in New England, check out the US Geological Survey's information page. Governor Deval Patrick said in a statement on Tuesday night that there were not yet any reports of injury or damage in the state. "MEMA will continue to monitor the situation closely," he said. "Residents should use caution if they encounter any damage and take a minute to check in on neighbors, family and friends." Did you feel the tremors? Help us out and tell us where you felt …