4.5 Maine Earthquake Felt in Wilmington, Boston Area
The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 4.5 shake near Lake Arrowhead, Maine
Update, 8:45pm: The US Geological Survey has downgraded the magnitude from 4.5 to 4.0.
Gov. Deval Patrick released a statement around 8:45 p.m. this evening:
"Many Massachusetts residents felt the effects of an earthquake tonight. According to MEMA, which is monitoring events and has briefed me, the quake was centered some 30 miles outside of Portland, Maine.
So far, we have no reports of injury or damage in Massachusetts. MEMA will continue to monitor the situation closely. Residents should use caution if they encounter any damage and take a minute to check in on neighbors, family and friends."
Original Story: Small tremors were felt in the Greater Boston area after a 4.5 magnitude Earthquake near Lake Arrowhead, Maine.
Wilmington residents reported feeling strong trembles throughout town, and the earthquake was felt throughout New England.
"Loud windows and furniture shook," said Wilmington resident Cheryl Faro on the Wilmington Patch Facebook page. "Sounded like a huge truck going down the road. Really eerie!"
Though some residents did not feel any movement, many of the commenters on Patch's Facebook page echoed Faro's experience.
"It felt like when the washing machine shakes the house combined with sounding like a train passing by," said Laurie Kennison Finne.
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