BREAKING: 4.0 Maine Earthquake Felt in Boston Area

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 them in the comments below. 

Rick Ward October 16, 2012 at 11:43 PM
Roslindale on Lower Metropolitan Hill- the house was shaking, rattling and rolling!
DJ Gary October 16, 2012 at 11:47 PM
I felt it, was the weirdest thing!
susan holaday October 16, 2012 at 11:48 PM
I did not feel it on the west side of Flagship Wharf - a neighbor in the other wing did feel it!
Lorelei O'Lott October 16, 2012 at 11:50 PM
I fell out of my bed. The bureau was skating and the mirror on my wall
Lorelei O'Lott October 16, 2012 at 11:52 PM
Will there be after shocks?
Carol Dolan October 17, 2012 at 12:15 AM
West Roxbury the house was shaking and things rattling on the shelves.
Sara Jacobi October 17, 2012 at 12:17 AM
I didn't feel it in Brighton. I'm irrationally mad about it. Still have never felt one...
Chillin' in Charlestown October 17, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Wow! I totally felt it in my 1st floor condo on Bunker Hill. I knew it had to be an earth quake because the house actually swayed enough that I was stunned for a moment.
David Ertischek (Editor) October 17, 2012 at 12:34 AM
I didn't feel a thing. But I was walking the Southwest Corridor in Jamaica Plain with the orange line by Green Street going by, so if I did feel something I may have just shrugged it off as T rumblings.
PGRD October 17, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Yes, I felt in Charlestown, very quick, but unmistakable.
Crystal Cushman October 17, 2012 at 01:37 AM
I live only miles from the center of it and it was pretty scary, never want to feel it again. Does anyone know if there might be after shocks? From Limington
Stefanie S. October 17, 2012 at 02:09 AM
Hubby felt it in West Roxbury... I missed it, bummer!
Rosemarie Ryan October 17, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Felt it in Charlestown. Upper floors of the house were shaking and vibrating, but not bottom floors.
Schuyler Sackett October 17, 2012 at 01:21 PM
I'm a Californian, living in a high rise on bedrock in Boston. I felt the quake at home and knew immediately what it was. I was surprised it was so brief and mild, but my 2 cats got bug eyed. It's good to be reminded that earthquakes do happen here. The Cape Ann quake in 1755 was a big one, something like 6 on the Richter scale. I hope people in Boston get serious about earthquake preparedness. I think a lot more attention needs to be paid to earthquake safety for brick buildings on fill in places like Back Bay.
Joseph October 17, 2012 at 01:59 PM
I thought it was someone throwing computers out the top floor window of Cook and Medford Street in an attempt to destroy evidence. Oh wait. The Feds already confiscated the computer with all the child porn. Must have been an earthquake I felt. Crazy!!
Mary M Lennon October 17, 2012 at 03:53 PM
I was at the West Roxbury VA hospital & didn't feel a thing, my neighbors on Florian Way in Roslindale did.
Kim Allen October 17, 2012 at 04:05 PM
felt it in Savin Hill! the kids freaked out haha...but I could see things moving/shaking inside the house
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