An earthquake which hit southern Maine has rattled nearby New England states as far as Connecticut including the Boston area.
The US Geological Survey at first estimated the Tuesday evening quake as a 4.6 magnitude, but later downgraded that to 4.0. While, it hit at about 7.12pm ET. But the shaking building was enough to send all 20 of them skedaddling outside.
Reports suggest that residents all across Massachusetts report that their homes were shaking, but there are no reports of any major damage in Boston.
The Maine emergency management agency had no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The Seabrook Station nuclear plant, about 60 miles away in New Hampshire, declared an unusual event, but said it wasn’t affected.
The plant has been offline for refueling. Last August, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia was felt all the way up the east coast.