UPDATED: Earthquake Rattles Boston Area
An earthquake that centered in Maine had area residents feeling the effects.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake has been downgraded to a 4.0.
In addition, Governor Deval Patrick has issued a statement on tonight's 'quake:
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.
People in the Boston area of Massachusetts felt the ground shake as a result of a 4.5 magnitude earthquake centered in Maine.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, at 7:12 p.m. this evening a 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck, centered a few miles south-south west of Lake Arrowhead, Maine.
The effect of the quake was felt as far south as Massachusetts. Reports on Twitter are showing many people in the area felt the earth shake.
Did you feel the earthquake? Have you seen or heard of any damage? Let us know in the comments section below.