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BREAKING: 4.5 Maine Earthquake Felt in Boston Area

The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 4.5 shake near Lake Arrowhead, Maine

 

Small tremors were felt in Westford and elsewhere in the Greater Boston area after a 4.5 magnitude Earthquake near Lake Arrowhead, Maine

More information to come as it becomes available. 

Did you feel the tremors? Help us out and tell us where you felt them in the comments below. 

Robin P. October 16, 2012 at 11:31 PM
Felt them here in Nab!
Nancy Wimberg October 16, 2012 at 11:31 PM
Yes, I felt it! My husband and I looked at each other and said - that's an earthquake! 7:13 in Westford
Jeanne M. Lemieux October 16, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Forge Village Rd. Sister in law in Pelham also felt it.
Brice Center October 16, 2012 at 11:34 PM
I felt tremors in my house near the Nab Lake Country Club.
brad October 16, 2012 at 11:34 PM
my son and i felt it for about 3 seconds in our living room on carlisle road down the street from rite aid at 7:14pm. our dogs went NUTS!! the whole house shook. felt like our chairs were vibrating. we knew it was an earthquake right away!
Karyn Marks October 16, 2012 at 11:41 PM
"Small tremors?" Here in Nab my monitor started to sway and I thought that was it, like last year, but then then whole house started to shake and rattle and stuff was falling off of counters...and my cat dove under the bed and still won't come out. I am here alone working and it was really scary!
Ann Westerheim October 16, 2012 at 11:43 PM
My children and I all looked at each other, surprised - couldn't figure it out at first, but thought it must be an earthquake.
esther October 17, 2012 at 12:01 AM
We felt it in our house near the Long Sought for Pond. The windows were rattling.
Dan D. October 17, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Why can't Maine keep their dang earthquakes to themselves? I say we need to get a law passed to stop their shenanigans.
Wayne Wagner October 17, 2012 at 12:36 AM
Was up in Nashua at the time on Amherst St.... thought a large dump truck was rumbling past the store I was in.
Chris Daley October 17, 2012 at 12:49 AM
Yes I felt a vibration in the couch during MASH on TV; there was a quick jolt and a squeak like something wiggled in the corner of the room. It was a very subtle quiver lasting 2-5 seconds. Channel 5 confirmed a 4.6 centered in southwestern Maine.
Barbara October 17, 2012 at 01:07 AM
I was in the Groton Library at a coupon class and we felt/heard something but didn't pay attention. Then someone who works at the library came in and told us what it was. Most of us thought it was the elevator making noise or something. I thought it was a/c generator.
Karen Prescott October 17, 2012 at 02:16 AM
Will be excited to see the data recorded at the Day School in Westford, MA on our next 'Living Lab' visit

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