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Moderate earthquake strikes Maine, felt in Boston

BOSTON: An earthquake struck the northeastern state of Maine on Tuesday shortly after 7 p.m. (2300 GMT), according to the U.S. Geological Survey.First reported as a 4.5 magnitude quake centered near Lake Arrowhead, the USGS has revised the quake's magnitude to 4.6 and shifted the epicenter to close to Hollis Center, southeast of the original...

SAMAA | - Posted: Oct 17, 2012 | Last Updated: 9 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Oct 17, 2012 | Last Updated: 9 years ago
Moderate earthquake strikes Maine, felt in Boston

BOSTON: An earthquake struck the northeastern state of Maine on Tuesday shortly after 7 p.m. (2300 GMT), according to the U.S. Geological Survey.First reported as a 4.5 magnitude quake centered near Lake Arrowhead, the USGS has revised the quake's magnitude to 4.6 and shifted the epicenter to close to Hollis Center, southeast of the original location.Hollis Center is about 20 miles west of Portland, Maine's most populous city, and about 100 miles north of Boston.Eyewitnesses across the Boston area reported feeling the quake for up to 20 to 30 seconds.The quake was felt in much of New England, including much of Vermont, New Hampshire and Connecticut. A few reports were also received from upstate New York, the USGS said.A spokeswoman for the Maine State Police in the Portland area said there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.Quakes are not unknown in the region, which has felt “small earthquakes and suffered damage from infrequent larger ones since colonial times,” the USGS said on its website. –AGENCIES

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