Maine realtime earthquakes list

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The list below shows the Maine earthquakes

Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Maine time = UTC – 5

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS La Malbaie, Canada Nov 09 04:12 2.9 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC St. Lawrence Valley Reg., Canada Nov 09 04:12 2.9 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC St. Lawrence Valley Reg., Canada Apr 24 17:36 3.3 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS La Pocatiere, Canada Apr 24 17:36 2.5 12 MAP
ER Exeter, New Hampshire Feb 15 14:46 3.0 1 MAP I Felt It
  • Exeter, NH - Loud noise and shaking 10-15 seconds
  • Hampton, NH - At 9:30 today (2/15/18) I felt the house tremble for a couple seconds. It made me think at first that the garage fell down & the dogs were alerted by the shaking & looking in different directions trying to find where it was coming from. I haven\\\\\\\'t heard a local news report yet to verify my experience.
  • Newburyport, MA 01950 - 10 sec
  • Plaistow nh - Very weak shaking
  • Haverhill - Light shaking
  • Kingston, NH - Light shaking
  • Hampton - Quick rumble I thought something had collapsed in the basement
  • Stratham - A large boom sound like someone rolling a heavy object across the floor. Only lasted 2 seconds.
  • Exter NH - It sounded like a truck hit my house. Big bang and moderate shaking for 10 seconds. About 9:30AM
  • state of new hampshire - no damage or real shaking- ultra low deep earth rumbling like a train. too deep sounding to be oil furnace in cellar. lasted long enough to point it out to others- is that an earthquake? i\\\'d say it trucks going\\\'s not the furnace..etc...then it died away. looked out window during to see if heavy equipment was driving by- nope...but the tremor/sound was far down in the earth..
  • Byfield - heard a loud rumbling. sounded like an explosion inside a school.
  • Exeter - Heard a low rumble followed by a loud noise...then shaking for about 5-6 seconds
  • Greenland ,N.H. - I thought a truck or car hit the house
  • Newburyport - Loud bang and a small rumble in the building.
  • Exeter, NH - Noise of a motorcycle and felt as if truck hit building...duration 10 seconds.
  • Exeter NH - Moderate shaking
  • NEWMARKET - Loud rumbling noise that lasted for about 10-20 seconds. Shaking was very slight.
  • Exeter - Loud boom and moderate shaking. Felt like my basement blew up
  • exeter - loud Noise Week Shaking
  • Hampton nh - Laying in bed and I heard a loud sound like a truck crashing into the apartment or something exploding while I and the walls of the apartment were shaking for about 10 seconds
  • Exeter, NH - Loud bang and shaking. No damage.
  • Raymond - Immediately said earthquake , wife said " No way , has to be oil truck " .... I knew better !
  • Hampton Falls - No Damage to the property, but it lasted a few seconds and was accompanied by a deep rumble.
  • Stratham, NH - About 9:30am 2/15 Loud boom and rumbling that shook house. Large Plow truck dropping blade and rumbling across my deck? Sonic Boom? Heating system had violent startup? No, turns out earthquake.
  • East Hampstead - Felt like a train rumbled by close to the house. 10-12 seconds.
  • Exeter, N.H. - Low rumble, like giant boulders scraping against each other, like dragging a multi ton air conditioner off a flatbed. Strongest at the beginning, maybe 10 seconds.
  • Kensington, NH - Felt like a huge truck slammed into my house. Very loud sound. Short but intense. One big shake.
  • exeter, nh - Heard a loud boom, thought something blew up nearby, woke me from a sound sleep
  • Somersworth - Noticed the house was shaking
  • Newmarket - 5-10 seconds heard a loud rumble noise like a tractor trailer going down my road and felt shaking thought it might have been a truck but it wasn't
  • Exeter - Didn’t so much as feel the shaking but the noise of an explosion freaked us out. Have never heard any noise rivaling this one.
  • Amesbury - Thought my boiler blew up or a tree fell on the house. Dogs were barking. Shaking and low rumble only last a few seconds.
  • Exeter - Two extremely loud shook at least 25 secs. The noise was all around us. Thought , perhaps train explosion, gas line explosion or eart equals. Never knew and earthquake could be so loud. New fine crack between kitchen ceiling and wall. So far that’s all I could locate.
  • Seabrook, NH - Thought gas lines ruptured. Nothing insight. Started calling neighbors and everyone felt the same thing
  • Seabrook - Loud boom and then weak shaking that lasted less than a minute. I thought a truck had hit my house.
  • Chester - Woken up this morning in Chester, NH loud rumbling and mild shaking. Dogs and birds were mad and made it known.
  • Salem, NH - Assumed it was a very near by construction vehicle (ie. dropping very heavy metal tailgate, or dumpster) house rattled / creaked / settled concurrent with noise. Understanding and reading about it now, it seemed like either an unusually strong vibration from heavy equipment, or incredibly mild but noisy earth shimmy. Or figured noise had to do with Millville Lake dam, the huge metal pipe or metal grate being thumped by something, but what would have thumped it, I didn’t know, just the sound.
  • Hampton - A quick roar, a loud bang followed by a roaring noise. Lasted a few seconds.
  • Hampton - It was quick. I thought my furnace did a jump start and shook the floor for a few seconds.
  • kensington - Heard a loud boom the my whole house shook I thought my furnace exploded
  • Hampton New Hampshire - Thought the boiler had a problem or truck had hit a pothole out front, went out to see where it came from . Loud booming rumble accompanied shaking.
  • Stratham - Weak shaking
  • Salisbury, MA - I thought a tractor trailer hit the building. Loud rumble and shook the building for a few seconds.
  • Haverhill - Rumbling that sounded like a large heavy truck for about 5 seconds. No damage on my house, but my driveway has a new crack in it.
  • Newton - Load news and house shook for 10-15 seconds.
  • East Kingston, NH - I heard a loud bang and the whole house shook/vibrated for about 5 seconds. At first I thought our furnace had exploded!But then I heard on the news 10 minutes later that there had been a minor earthquake and our town was the epicenter. There was no damage to the house.
  • nh - Very weak shaking
  • East Kingston, NH - There was a loud bang accompanied by shaking/vibrating for about 5 seconds. I thought our furnace had exploded! Then I heard on the news 10 minutes later that there had been a minor earthquake and our town was the epicenter.
  • Hampton, NH - Extremely loud boom followed by mild shaking. Overall, probably lasted about 10 to 15 seconds.
  • Hampton, Beach - I thought for a moment of about 5-6 seconds a rumbling of sorts after a loud boom. I thought perhaps the furnace was acting up. Or perhaps a vehicle hit the condominium. It was rather nerve racking. The kitties were concerned a bit but settled right down. I checked the entirety of the home to be certain it was ok and that I did not miss something mechanical, which I did not. The entire place shook and rumbled!
  • Derry, NH - felt rumble like construction equipment. shook her in her chair upstairs
  • Hampton NH - I heard increasingly loud rumbling noises, culminating in a loud boom that shook the house.
  • Salisbury, MA - Rumbling sound, then a large bang and house shook. I thought a a tractor trailer hit the house.
  • Kingston - Big boom... like a bomb exploded, then a rumble
  • Lee, NH - Loud rumbling with shaking for about 5-7 seconds. Sounded like a train.... no damage here.
  • Newton, NH - The shaking and loud boom woke my cat and myself right up. Thought it was the furnace so I ran down to the basement to check. Realized what it was and sent out some texts. I noticed a lot of new cracks on walls and celilings. Also noticed some cracks in some wood around a curved window in the house. Can’t imagine what a big earthquake would be like! No thank you.
  • Portsmouth - Heard a some what loud noise like an explosion then the house shook very slightly. I looked out the window thinking a large construction vehicle might have crashed and when I didn\'t see anything I figured it was an earthquake or a big explosion somewhere close by
  • USGS Exeter, New Hampshire Feb 15 14:28 2.7 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Richmond, Maine Jan 17 23:46 2.6 2 MAP
  • Richmond - Rumble, shake then boom
  • Bowdoinham - Heard what sounded like a large Explosion then the whole house was shaking for about five seconds.
  • USGS Beaupre, Canada Jan 04 15:42 2.8 16 MAP
    USGS Miramichi, Canada Aug 18 01:26 2.5 9 MAP
  • Kennebunk, ME - 2-3 seconds we felt the tremble and the power flickered
  • USGS New Brunswick, Canada May 29 15:34 2.5 5 MAP
    EMSC Maine Jan 21 21:51 2.1 4 MAP
    EMSC Southern Quebec, Canada Aug 13 19:44 2.3 13 MAP
    EMSC St. Lawrence Valley Reg., Canada Jul 29 19:55 2.2 17 MAP
    USGS La Malbaie, Canada May 28 12:10 2.5 15 MAP
  • Kennebunk - feels like sitting on a vibrating chair thats almost out of battery low that can barely see the liquid in a 2 liter bottle quiver like if lightly taped
  • Barre Vermont - I was at work. We thought someone ran in our building. my manager went outside to check and the people from the pet store next door where also outside. They thought the same thing
  • EMSC St. Lawrence Valley Reg., Canada May 12 23:31 2.2 17 MAP
    EMSC Maine Feb 12 13:37 2.1 5 MAP
    USGS Milan, New Hampshire Feb 11 06:13 2.8 0 MAP
    EMSC Maine Feb 11 06:13 2.7 5 MAP
    USGS Phillips, Maine Feb 11 06:13 2.5 6 MAP
    USGS Nackawic, Canada Feb 09 00:24 3.3 1 MAP
    USGS Nackawic, Canada Feb 08 22:29 2.5 1 MAP
    EMSC Maine Feb 08 22:29 2.1 5 MAP
    EMSC Maine Feb 08 22:15 2.1 5 MAP
    EMSC Maine Feb 08 17:24 2.2 1 MAP
    EMSC Maine Feb 08 17:16 2.0 1 MAP
    USGS Nackawic, Canada Feb 08 09:43 2.7 1 MAP
    USGS Baie-saint-paul, Canada Feb 04 12:38 2.5 9 MAP
    EMSC Nova Scotia, Canada Feb 02 11:56 3.3 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Deer Island , NB - Shook the house for approx 20 seconds, very loud boom initially. We are about 3 miles from Eastport Maine
  • Unity - Felt very weak tremors/vibrating under my feet while sitting in the car waiting at the bus stop with my child this morning.
  • Eastern Passage - Felt slight vibration
  • USGS Eastport, Maine Feb 02 11:56 3.3 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Pleasant Point, Maine - My husband thought his truck rolled into our house while warming up.
  • Deer Island, NB - Shook my room and woke me up
  • Campobello - Shook the whole house... Knocked frames off the wall and lamp of the dresser!
  • Eastport - Was sitting with the kids in the living room and suddenly the house shook and there was what sounded like a massive explosion, then some subsequent shaking for about six seconds or so afterward.
  • Eastport - Heard what sounded like a loud explosion and the house shook, then subsequent shaking for about six seconds or so.
  • Lakes region NH - 38:25 into this video while LIVESTREAMING on periscope
  • Lubec - Had just turned the dryer on and thought something happened with that, then thought maybe a big truck rolled over in my yard... loud booming, crunching sound. Shook the house!
  • Eastport - Woke me up. Heard/felt a big bang, then reverberations that went on for few seconds, like a giant bell had been rung. Thought that something must have collapsed down at the Breakwater, or one of the construction cranes had toppled over. The dogs didn't pay it any mind; they stayed sound asleep in front of the wood stove.
  • Eastport - Very, very loud boom. Thought something had fallen on the house.
  • Lubec - Loud boom sound, thought furnace had exploded followed by about 10 seconds of the house shaking.
  • Wilson's Beach, Campobello Island - Very loud and the house shook for several seconds a few minutes later there was a second one not as loud as the first and didn't last as long.
  • Eastport, Maine - Booming sound, solid shaking. All my animals--dog and 2 cats--turned to look at me for my reaction. This was a good, solid shaking that lasted 3-4 seconds. Everyone I've spoken to shared the experience and animals were reported as reacting strongly. Nothing broken at my house.
  • Lubec - Heard a rumbling sound that got louder, then boom!--it sounded and felt like a truck hit the house, then it rumbled away. Total experience about 5 seconds. No damage.
  • Saint George - Rumbling sounds, like many large transport trucks driving by. The family dog was very nervous and shaking right before the initial rumbling sounds. The family dog sensed the quake before we actually knew what it was. Then it was announced on the radio.
  • EMSC New Brunswick, Canada Nov 04 15:04 3.7 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Miramichi, Canada Nov 04 15:04 3.7 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Maine Nov 01 22:20 2.4 5 MAP
    EMSC St. Lawrence Valley Reg., Canada Sep 13 00:45 3.1 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Baie-saint-paul, Canada Sep 13 00:45 3.1 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS La Malbaie, Canada Sep 05 07:01 2.6 11 MAP
    USGS Fredericton, Canada Aug 27 22:47 3.3 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC New Brunswick, Canada Aug 27 22:47 3.3 9 MAP
  • Fredericton - Short, sudden vibration of the house
  • Durham Bridge - Here we are very close to the epicenter but there was no damage
  • Durham Bridge - My young son and I heard a rumble and felt the vibration, but no damage done
  • Fredericton - Heard it before I felt it, light but noticeable shaking in basement of house, ran outside as thought some accident had happened.
  • Fredericton - Thought Deck collapsed or Pool let go!!!
  • Waasis - Heard a rumbling and felt the vibration.
  • Belfast, Maine - Felt a distinct tremble as I was standing on the bridge looking down into the ocean
  • Durham BridgeE - Heard a loud noise. Thought something hit our home. Woke my son up from his sleep.
  • Belgrade Lakes Maine - Heard a noise that sounded like a tree falling. Went out to look and hanging flower pots were shaking and swinging, acorns were falling. No damage .
  • Island View - heard rumble like big trucks passing on each side of the house, felt the kitchen table and the floor beneath us tremble, noticed a fine hairline crack in bathroom wall tile a few days later.
  • EMSC St. Lawrence Valley Reg., Canada Jun 28 09:15 3.3 10 MAP
    USGS La Pocatiere, Canada Jun 28 09:15 3.3 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • St roch des aulnaies - as a truck hitting house
  • La Pocatière - Une secousse assez forte qui nous a réveillés. De courte durée.
  • La Pocatière - Secousse qui a fait vibrer la maison. Nous dormions au sous-sol. Secousse assez forte pour nous réveiller.
  • USGS La Pocatiere, Canada Apr 21 11:16 2.9 11 MAP
    EMSC Maine Mar 11 23:45 2.4 4 MAP
    USGS Saint Andrews, Canada Feb 17 10:49 2.5 5 MAP
    EMSC New Brunswick, Canada Jan 25 16:38 2.4 5 MAP
    USGS Maine Jun 21 10:14 2.6 5 MAP
  • oakland, maine, usa - just waking up at 6:15 am, rumbling and light shaking felt for approximately 10 seconds
  • GEOFON Maine Oct 16 23:12 4.4 10 MAP
  • Pepperell Mass - I felt house moderately shaking.I thought it might be and earhtquake, but went back to sleep. I noticed a long piece of finished wood from my bathroom counter on the floor this morning and I was not surprised hearing about the earthquake. Hope everyone is safe.
  • Manchester, NH - Watching TV when the earthquake hit our 2 story house. no damage was seen, major shaking lasted about 5 seconds before the earthquake passed. The earthquake originated from Hollis, Maine. the Earthquake shook the whole of New England down to Connecticut. the magnitude in NH was a 4.0 (V Strong) although small items rattled and ceiling lamps shook, no damage was reported. it was exciting as it was the first earthquake i felt here in NH.
  • USGS Maine Oct 16 23:12 4.5 27 MAP
  • Unknown - The shaking lasted about 5 seconds. Very definite and steady.
  • exeter nh - light shaking lasted about 20 seconds
  • whitefield maine - had experienced a similar quake in the late 70's in Topsham
  • Auburn, ME - Felt stronger than the last one I experienced in California.
  • Woodstock, ME - Sitting on the couch, felt a mild shaking that lasted for about 10 seconds.
  • Unknown - house shook
  • Brunswick, ME - Wow - totally surprised! Couldn't figure out what my husband was doing upstairs or why the washer was unbalanced?! Lasted 10-15 seconds.
  • Unknown - I felt it and, my neighbors did too. It upset my stomach. I felt the energy of it.
  • Sudbury MA - Nothing fell off any shelves but the lamps shook and the tremor, which lasted 5 to ten seconds, was palpable and produced mild to moderate anxiety in the people the room.
  • concord, nh - up and down light shaking for 20 seconds
  • North Reading, MA - house rumbled and desk papers shook for about 10 seconds
  • Cumberland, ME - The house shook briefly but a definite shaking. Very unusual for around here.
  • Andover, MA - It seriously was like the washing machine was off balance, only much more so. Maybe like the house was a washing machine, and off balance. Nothing fell. Lasted a few seconds, a half dozen or so vibration pulses.
  • Unknown - Duration of 9 or 10 seconds at 7:13 EST; felt in Woodstock, VT.
  • Watertown MA - House shaking at 7:20 pm for about 20 seconds
  • haverhill, MA 01835 - Dog started barking and then the whole house started to shake or vibrate for several seconds.
  • Beverly, MA - My whole house shook.
  • Westbrook, Maine - Watching TV, felt like 10 seconds of strong shaking.
  • gorham - felt like a Harley was outside my bedroom door
  • waterville me - Couple seconds sway shake
  • belmont ma - felt the house shook for one shot
  • Dublin, NH - Lasted about 20 seconds, rattled the house lightly
  • Hampton Falls NH - Thought the furnace was going to blow up, then I realized...
  • North Smithfield, Rhode Island - Lasted About 5 seconds ceiling lights shook, and TV pause for a moment
  • townsend ma - Lasted less than 10 seconds.
  • Hampstead NH - Constant rumbling lasting about 10 seconds
  • Cape Cod MA - Oct. 16, 2012, 7:13 pm EST definite shaking lasting about 5 seconds on the mid-Cape (Yarmouth Port).
  • Berwick, ME - Weak shaking, definite loud steady rumble noise. Lasted about 5-8 seconds
  • Cape Elizabeth - Sounded and felt like a jet passing near by.
  • Brookline, VT - Heard the advisory tone on the radio, but didn't listen to the message
  • Milford, NH - house rumbled for about 5 seconds.
  • Unknown - Live in Thetford, VT
  • South Hadley, MA - My desk started to move but I noticed this because my laptop started to shake.
  • 06033 - Gentle tumbler
  • Unknown - New Gloucester Maine. A distant rumble then a shaking house then the rumble went away
  • Beverly MA - sitting on the couch, the whole foundation of my house shook for about 5 seconds
  • portland, maine - Upstairs, floor started shaking and i heard rumbling
  • Chelmsford, Ma - Lasted aproximately 7 seconds.
  • Brattleboro, vt - Shaking was stronger than a heavy truck going by. Noticible shaking.
  • Unknown - started as a rumble and shook the whole house it was short but quite strong for NH
  • New Boston, NH - Sounded and felt like train was going by outside
  • billerica - shook for about 8 seconds
  • Falmouth, ME - probably 10 seconds. windows rattled, pets upset, nothing fell off walls but we could certainly feel it!!
  • north reading,ma 01864 - Sitting in my office and felt ground shake and saw my walls move a little.Lasted about 5 seconds.
  • Wilmington MA - Serving dinner and felt shaking coming from the basement.
  • Central Massachusetts - Amazing. The whole house shook
  • Adams, MA - felt at 7:13 lasted 35-45 seconds. Way cool!
  • Poland - Sound like a jet taking off.
  • readfield,me - a little stronger than the last Readfield, lasted a little longer
  • chester, vt - It felt like a train going by but way to close.
  • Worcester, MA 01603 - lasted a solid 5 seconds!
  • Newport, NH 03773 - First heard the wine glasses rattling. They sometimes do this when a logging truck or snowplow drives by. Then it got stronger - the whole house was shaking. Oh, I remember this from California - It's an earthquake! Rattled pretty good, maybe some of the plaster cracks got bigger, but no real damage.
  • Amherst Ma. - On the 5th floor of library at Umass Amherst, table stated shaking, lasted about 30 seconds to a min.
  • Billerica, MA 01821 - Light shaking (made the bed in my room creak). No damage.
  • NewGloucester - the entire house rattled for at least 20-30 seconds
  • waterville, me - the house shook for about 5 seconds
  • Dublin, NH - Am a long way from Maine nearer Keene and the Vermont border and we felt a light shaking that lasted about a minute and then a crack and a light tremor
  • saco - One quick boom then a steady shaking for about 20 seconds
  • Nottingham, NH, USA - no damage but the whole house shock for 10 seconds +/- Nottingham, NH, USA
  • Clarendon, Vermont - In my car when I felt it start to shake, car was off in the driveway. When I came inside, my wife remarked if I felt something, since the whole house had just been shaking around.
  • 06279 - About 5 seconds duration
  • Marshfield, MA - It was a good shake and the windows were rattling
  • Topsham, ME - Standing in the kitchen I thought a big truck went by but quickly realized it was more than that. Went outside and the power lines were still swaying, neighbors looking outside with flashlights.
  • Medway, MA - I live in a 2 story wood house. The entire house shook for about 3-5 seconds.
  • Gilford, NH - Lasted about 15 seconds
  • Auburn,NH - Approximately 7:15 pm. 10/16 Auburn, NH. Shaking of house
  • Saxtons River, VT - lasted 10-15 seconds, loud rumbling, caused heavy garage door to close.
  • Wareham,ma - Lasted about 20-30 seconds
  • west chesterfield, nh - We felt it shake the house and the floor moved under our feet in the livingroom. China in the china cabinet rattled.
  • Tamworth, NH - Whole house made shaking and creaking noises and i knew that it was an earthquake when my bf, 30 miles away said he was feeling shaking in his house
  • sebago - Shaking windows, sounded like a large damaged truck rumbling by. Thought boiler may have blown. Knocked goards off the porch!
  • Amherst, NH - Sitting on first floor of colonial house. Rumbling sound and slight vibration felt for less than 10 seconds. Sounded like "from the basement" or "very large truck passing by". Dog was startled and unnerved.
  • Unknown - Marblehead, MA
  • Northfield, NH - Heard things rattle in the house, felt and heard the rumbling under our feet for about 25 seconds.
  • Meredith, NH - It occured at approximately 7:10 PM EDT tonight. There was steady shaking, rattling windows and shaking lamps on objects on flat surfaces. It lasted about 6-8 seconds, starting suddenly and tapering off.
  • Gorham - Theres no cell phone service where I am, are we sure this was from an earthquake?
  • Chicopee, MA - Approx 10 seconds of light shaking followed by stronger shaking for an additional 10 seconds.
  • Unknown - Felt weak but noticable shake similar to last years in feeling.shook book shelf
  • Dover, NH - Very steady 10 second tremor.
  • Natick, MA - House rattled and shook, especially upstairs, like when the washer is out of balance
  • Pittsfield NH - 15 seconds of shaking very mild
  • scarborough maine coast - Lastest 20 seconds but fairly strong, I thought the boiler in the house was about to explode. I have felt earthquakes before but this was alittle stronger than most light tremors.
  • 03574 uszip - lasted about 5-7 secs
  • Sharon, Massachusetts - Felt light shaking for approximately 5 seconds. This occurred at approximately 7:16pm (October 16, 2012).
  • western MA - The room shook light-moderate for about 5 seconds.
  • goffstown nh - Lights shook, dishes rattled, phones stopped working
  • Portland, ME - 5-10 seconds -- over by the time figured out what it was...sent all the neighbors outside to ask "what was that?"
  • south portland, me - lightly shook the house, nothing fell over. big enough to scare children.
  • Unknown - House shook for maybe 5 seconds, with a low rumble. Wife describes it as "shaking from the top down," unlike say a truck going by. Athens, VT
  • Smithfield, RI - In basement, recliner I was in shook side to side, picture on wall rattled.
  • Henniker, NH - The house rattling got very loud. We have a metal roof and it sounded like loads of snow falling off the roof but, obviously there is no snow. Rattling sound lasted for roughly five seconds and gradually petered out from there.
  • Sudbury Ma - Dunno. About ten seconds. Not strong enough to knock anything over. And I have a lot of stuff that's easy to knock over.
  • Rowley, MA - floor and house rumbled. 15-20 seconds of steady sustained rumbling. sounded like an extremely loud furnace running.
  • gorham - the whole house shook, felt like something exploded nearby
  • Ashby MA 01431 - Heard boom and felt shaking and heard creaking of the walls of my house
  • Unknown - Wow, that is not somehthing you feel here in Maine a lot!! My mom and I thought our furnace was getting ready to blow up!!
  • Southampton MA - Strong enough to shake my heavy four poster bed with me on it. Felt two tremors, with maybe a 1 second interval in between. 1st lasted about 5+ seconds, 2nd was stronger and about 15 seconds. My cats froze about 2 secs before it hit, they knew something was up.
  • Walpole, MA - Shook our 2nd floor office
  • Andover, Maine - Shaking lasted about 5-6 seconds. Borderline moderate shaking here & A slight "rolling" effect.
  • Cambridge MA - Everything in my apartment shook for several seconds.
  • Merrimac, MA - Like three semi-tractor trailers rattling through the front yard.
  • Farmington - Most shaking I've ever felt. Deep rumbling sound.
  • duxbury, ma - Oct 16 at approx 7:14 pm. Felt a mild earthquake. Shiik for several seconds.
  • Hartford,CT - Sitting on my couch, wasn't sure what was causing it, my hanging plant shook for a good solid 30 seconds.
  • Dighton, Massachusetts - Didn't think it was an earthquake, then people said did anyone feel that earthquake.
  • North Conway NH - Light shaking lasted like 10sexknds and made my stomach turn
  • Boston, Massachusetts - I'm in a 1900's masonry and heavy timber building. Fairly heavy shaking - I could feel floor moving up and down and the wall next to me creaking. Lasted maybe a minute.
  • Cape Neddick Maine - Similar to the other postings. House shaking for about 20 seconds. Experienced a similar quake in Hampton NH some years back so knew what it was.
  • springfield,ma - I felt an earthquake about 10 mimnutes ago
  • Kennebunkport - Came in with low rumble into building shake (8 unit condo, 3 story), very loud sounded like a furnace blowing up, lasted several seconds ended in a low rumble. Scary like riding a wave.
  • Kennebunkport - Could hear it before I felt it
  • South Hampton Nh - Entire house shook for 5 sec.
  • Littleton, MA - House and window frames started shaking. Lasted 5-10 seconds. Very impressive!
  • Unknown - Felt like a train right next to the house for a few seconds
  • cape elizabeth, maine - house shaking ground movement more noise than feeling
  • Ashby MA - Mild shaking of furniture and open. Doo
  • North Smithfield, Rhode Island - Felt house shake for 5 to 10 seconds. Heard drinking glasses clinking, pots of flowers definitely all shaking at same time. Never felt that in New England before!
  • Brunswick - Felt like a train was going by but we don’t live near any tracks.
  • groton, nh - sared me. i thought a tree was falling on the house
  • gorham - My T.V. was dancing on my desk...its not a flat screen.
  • Newburyport, ma - Thought it was the wind, then the cats freaked out. Pretty decent shaking.
  • Groton MA - Never felt one that strong in NE before.
  • Worcester, MA - I was sitting in my basement and the table that has a computer on it shook. Nothing else can shake the basement floor except an earthquake. Approximately 7:15 PM EST.
  • Wellesley College - felt a like shaking, never knew it was an earthquake. quite wicked
  • hyannis, ma - Crazy!
  • Brookline, MA - dishes rattled on the shelves for about 5-10 seconds. Nothing fell. Neighbor didn't notice anything.
  • Wilton, NH - several seconds of mild vibrato
  • 03275 - moderate rumble like dump truck with full load driving by. floors vibrated, windows and pictures on walls slight rattle.
  • Salem, Ma - Felt like the bck of the house was shaking, thought it was the neighbors.
  • Bedford NH - At least a second or two long with 2-story building shaking unmistakably
  • Newburyport, Mass. - A small shaking that lasted maybe 5 seconds.
  • Merrimack, NH - Heard a faint rumbling. There was floor shaking comparable to the sensation caused by the passage of a nearby train. Entire experience lasted just a few seconds.
  • Lincoln NH - Felt a moderate shaking at about 7:15 P.M. we were unsure what it was. Thought it maybe a huge truck hitting something near the house but it kept going on for about 10 seconds. Decided it was an earthquake.
  • Cambridge VT - Felt like the washer was off balance and shook the whole house.
  • Saugus, ma - Sitting in my living room and felt this strong vibration and my wife was on the phone with her friend . I thought it was the washer machine or an 18 wheeler at first, but wow it was so much stronger than that and lasted at least 7 seconds long, but my wires friend on the phone was feeling the same trembling going on
  • dover, ma - rumbling and shaking for about 5 seconds
  • West ford ma - Thought the kids were jumping upstairs!
  • Tewksbury, MA - I was playing battlefield 3 and my whole desk and monitors started shaking pretty badly. I thought the game was coming to real life.
  • Waterford, Maine - Sounded like a jet roaring over the roof and someone with the bass stereo on high. Nothing actually moved but yet. you felt movement.
  • Boston, MA - House shook, Thought washing machine going crazy. Lasted 15 seconds total
  • Cape Neddick ME - lasted 15-20 seconds, deep rumble
  • Hollis Center, Maine - Was sitting on the couch and the couch was vibrating and actually moved a little across the floor. Very loud rumbling noise. Could even feel the house move.
  • Milford, NH - 5 unit condo bldng. rattled. reminded me of lots of heavy snow sliding off a roof.
  • Orrs Island - 15 seconds noisy
  • Unknown - In liquor store, bottles in the store shook for about5 seconds.
  • Quincy, MA - Not sure how severe this was since I haven't experienced many, but it was definitely enough shaking to make me stop what I was doing.
  • Oakham MA - a good 5 seconds of shaking
  • Unknown - North Attleborro Mass experienced the same thing shaking 5 sec or so Lamps were shaking in my windows
  • Boston MA - I felt the couch shake and saw things around me shaking...nothing fell
  • providence RI - weak shaking cieling tiles moving 10 sec on 6th floor of building
  • Northampton MA - Sitting in Starbuck's. Noticed mild shaking for a couple of seconds.
  • Brookline MA - sitting on couch in 12th floor apartment, felt the building shake gently for ~5 seconda
  • Somerville MA - Felt like several people running through the room shaking the floor.
  • Unknown - Burlington, MA - 5-10 seconds dining room china cabinet shaking and floor shaking.
  • Freeport - WOW. Sitting on a bar stool while my fanny gets massaged.
  • Canton ma - We felt the furniture shaking
  • Unknown - Colchester, Vermont. felt strong shaking for 10 seconds
  • gloucester - We were eating dinner and the entire house shook! WE even shook
  • Concord NH - Concord NH In family room at 7:15 or so. Thought something happened to the furnace for a minute. BIG rumble and entire house shook, including the windows. Nothing fell over but had to restart my grandfather clock. My iced tea moved in the glass. Strongest one I have felt since about 1986, then in Hollis NH, which also felt like the furnace blew up, so then I knew what it was. Lasted about 5-7 seconds. Did not feel an aftershock. My cat, who is 20 years old and deaf, slept through it.
  • gray maine - the house shook for 10-15 seconds with a rumble type noise.
  • Worcester, MA - At about 7:15 p.m. the house rumbled, as if it were an unbalanced washing machine, to use the words of another poster. It lasted maybe 5 seconds, nothing fell down, just unexpected!
  • Gorham - Lasted about 5 seconds
  • Bedford, MA - Lasted about 5 seconds. Vibrations inside house seemed to roll from NE to SW. Could feel house shaking but nothing moved. Obvious earthquake.
  • Cambridge MA - Shaking east to west for about 7 seconds.
  • Wakefield,MA - shook for about 5 seconds
  • plaistow nh - 7 seconds of moderate shaking. nothing came off walls
  • Henniker NH - Shook the whole house for about 20 to 30 seconds
  • Westport MA - House shook a bit for a few seconds. Thought it might be the wind which has benn howling all day.
  • Andover, Ma - Felt like my townhouse was trembling - could hear the wine glasses in my cupboard clinking. Thought it was just me until my neighbor called and asked if I felt it.
  • Brunswick, ME - There was shaking for about 10 seconds. My friends in Durham and Portland all felt it as well.
  • derry nh - felt the house rumble about 10 seconds
  • Loudon NH - Whole house was shaking. Dog barking and cat running around!
  • Agawam MA - Short duration mild shake. no rattling of the house. several aftershocks have been felt so far of varying but lesser intensity
  • Bowdoinham,Maine - Not too strong but light and steady. About 5 seconds
  • canaan, nh - light shaking 5 seconds building rumbled noticably
  • merrimac, ma - I love it! rolling thunder
  • Pawtucket, RI - tried to figure out what the shaking in my house was then my sister called from Warwick, RI - asking if we just had an earthquake.
  • Yarmouth - Sort of deep strengthening rumble for about 4 seconds, then a stiff wave snapped through..and it was over.
  • Northfield VT - 7:15ish p.m. Oct 16, 2012. Felt like large gust of wind lasting 5–8 seconds. Sounded like a train going by and house noticeably shaking and rocking, creaking house nouses, then subsiding in about a second.
  • Norwalk, CT - Everyone in the house noticed the house shaking. Lasted only a few seconds.
  • 01966 - Neighbor across the street felt nothing.
  • Marblehead, MA - Could feel house shaking for about 10 seconds
  • Epping NH - without reading the definitions, wuould have said moderate shaking
  • Alfred Maine - Felt like at first the furnace blew and then thought a truck the house.
  • Unknown - Underhill, VT-I felt a tremor around 7:15 or so and called me neighbor who confirmed. Our house shook. dishes rattled. it lasted several seconds.
  • claremont nh - wow soo want too know what the mag was on that ui felt it 7 13 pm oct 2012
  • Standish - Maybe 15-20 seconds of shaking and seeming low frequency sound. Stronger than any traffic experienced, similar but lower in sound frequency.
  • sabattus, maine - Shook the whole house for at least 5 seconds, nothing like I have ever felt here
  • Alton, NH - House shook for about 10 seconds.
  • Springfield, Vermont - heard/felt the house shaking - scared the bejesus out of me
  • Concord NH - I was rinsing the dinner dishes. Felt sort of like I was running the disposal, but wasn't. My son was still eating at the table, and noticed the vibration. Definitely something!
  • Unknown - iit felt like a rumbling in the basement or like a very large industrial vehicle had driven by at slow speed
  • waterford ct - like a pulsing throb emanating from the ground. Shook my apt. complex and caused a book to fall to the floor. My cats were FREAKED.. Oct 16 2012
  • Laconia, NH - What's next for NH?!
  • Durham, NH - Given that I experienced a very nasty earthquake once, this small earthquake has triggered substantial anxiety.
  • Old Wolfeboro Rd Alton, NH - loud rumble seemed to last 25-30 seconds
  • Arlington MA - I was watching TV and all of a sudden I felt this shaking and my mom came running down the stairs. We went to see if our boiler exploded, but right then my friend called asking if we felt it too
  • US - Sitting on a chair on the second floor could tell that the whole house was shaking and saw that a lamp on the bureau was visibly shaking for about 30 seconds.
  • 01604 - Thought the upstairs neighbors were coming through the ceiling
  • Groton, MA - felt shaking back and forth through the main and second floors for a few seconds.
  • Springfield, MA - It lasted for 5 seconds or more. The whole apartment was shaking.
  • Billerica, MA - House shook side-to-side for 5-10 seconds, much more than what a large truck rumbling by would feel like. Didn't hear any loud noise or explosion, so we figured it wasn't a crash of any kind. Sure enough, it was an earthquake.
  • portsmouth nh - 10 seconds heard rattling in ad few parts of the house and felt mild shaking
  • Lyme NH - The house shook it lasted about 20-30 seconds
  • bangor me - just felt like house was vibrating for quick second
  • New York City - Felt it from my couch in NYC. Lasted about 10-15 seconds.
  • Cambridge, MA - Lasted 10 seconds, walls and couch were shaking and rumbling noise
  • White River Junction, VT - I was sitting at the dining room table and noticed shaking and rattling sounds, like when a train is going by. But it seemed stronger and louder then there was a much stronger shake. Nothing fell or broke, but I was sure it was an earthquake. Perhaps 15-25 seconds?
  • Plymouth, NH - It lasted approximately 20-30 seconds. Initially we thought it was a truck going by, or the washing machine off balance.
  • Southie - Couldn't figure out what was going on!
  • Unknown - Lasted approx. 4 seconds.
  • Nashua NH - the whole house shook and there was a definite rumbling sound
  • New Gloucester - atleast 20 seconds
  • Northampton - Entire building shook. Walls creaking. Lasted about 20 seconds.
  • Biddeford, Maine - I was laying in bed with a bottle of KY and my fleshlight watching some man on man, when i was about to climax i felt furious shaking which i thought was just me feeling pure bliss.
  • Watertown,ct - Shaking for 20 seconds
  • Marshfield, MA - ladders outside the house were rattling!
  • Amherst, MA - felt it on both floors of the house. stopped us in our tracks. my first earthquake.
  • Easthampton,ma - lasted about 5 seconds here in Easthampton,ma about 25 minutes ago....shook the plant holders on my table noticeably...
  • Groton, MA - The house was shaking, the t.v. was bobbing up and down from the wall mount, and it sounded like something landed on the roof!
  • Springfield, MA - My entire house shook for 10 seconds.
  • Enfield, CT - I work in a call center and there were more people than just me that felt a mild shaking for about 10 seconds. It shook me as I was sitting in my chair.
  • Holden, MA - House vibrated like a large semi truck passing by
  • Pepperell Ma. - light shaking felt on upper level floor of home
  • Lyndonville VT - My entire house shook for about 10 seconds....
  • freedom. nh - Sounded like a very heavy snow plow going by but louder and definitely more vibration - no damage visible
  • Warner, NH - House shook and rumbled for 3-4 sec, then 2-3 seconds again, then a softer rumbling for 2 seconds.
  • Farmington ME - 10-20 seconds at least entire house shook visibly
  • Durham, NH - 7:14 pm, lasted about 5-10 seconds. It sounded like a bulldozer driving by, but no major visible shaking.
  • Lowell MA - Felt as if a washer machine was unbalanced or someone had fallen down the stairs. Lasted for about 10 seconds
  • Littleton NH - 7:12 p.m felt shaking, like a very large truck going by. MY cats were looking all around. Lasted 4 to 6 sec.
  • Millis, MA - rumbling 7 - 10 seconds, sounded and felt like very large truck going past house
  • Amherst NH - Was indoors at a warehouse and registers/beams and doors were shaking for about 10 seconds
  • North Kingstown, RI - 7:13pm: While eating dinner felt the floor shaking. Confirmed by all four family members!
  • Unknown - West Greenwich RI felt a small couple of shakes, then it was like the house was rocking, dishes and shelves shaking, very scary. Hope no one was hurt.
  • Springfield, ma - Thought the dog was behind my chair scratching. I looked and he was not there. My sons felt the ground shaking also - weak but noticable.
  • Norwich, Vt - The house shook, pretty loud rumble.
  • Plymouth,Ma. - Whole family on 3 different floors felt shaking, heard rumbling like thunder, ceiling fans shook. Lasted approx. 15 seconds.
  • plainville, CT - Around 7:15ish this evening I said, "is that an earthquake?" Everything seemed to be shaking just a little bit, and I knew it was a light tremor. Lived many years in Cali.
  • Brookline, MA - The floor of room shook for about 5 second. It was a clear shake though not very strong. Me and wife got anxious though our son says he did not feel it. He was walking the room while we were sitting.
  • Unknown - In Center Conway,NH we heard a rumbling sound outside and house was shaking
  • merimack Nh - first thought it was the washing machine then it really started shacking things. Holy crap
  • topsfield, ma - Sitting at the kitchen table, 5-10 seconds of shaking! what fun!
  • Nashua, NH - Watching TV (30 Rock!) house shook, dogs barked. Lasted about 7-9 seconds.
  • Lowell, Massachusetts - Five to ten seconds of shaking while I was standing in kitchen and fiancée was in bedroom. Didn't think to observe cats' reaction. Neighbors in building immediately opened doors to see whether other residents had felt it.
  • New Portland - Lasted about 6 seconds
  • East Providence, RI - felt a slight shimmy in the house.
  • Boston, MA - Thought the shaking was from a washing machine in another unit of this rowhouse from the 1700's.
  • Needham, MA - Suddenly heard china in cabinet and things in refrigerator rattling! Lasted maybe 13 seconds around 7:15pm tonight.
  • Kennebunk - Like a sonic boom, but underneath more than above. Definitely a very strong rumbling. Felt it while sitting in a chair watching TV and talking to my son in Kennebunkport (who felt it at the same time), My daughter who was eating at a restaurant in Portland also felt it. She was near water and thought it came from there. Happened around 7:17 p.m. 10/16/2012.
  • Ludlow, MA - my whole house was shaking. my mother was running around very scared! very shocking.
  • West St., Oxford, MA - It was the strangest feeling...Sitting on the sofa and my whole house was shaking, dolls on the shelf lasted a few seconds. My sister who live 3 house down the street didn't feel a thing. My dad who lives in the next town over (Auburn, MA) experienced the same feeling as I did. Glad I'm not going crazy. Pretty scary feeling!
  • Claremont, N.H. - Was on the couch watching TV when everything started shaking thought it was an unbalanced washer but then it started shaking everything
  • Mechanic Falls - Like a jet take-off! 5 seconds maybe
  • bangor maine - More like a rumble really almost as if we heard rather than felt it.
  • springfield ma - Very weird sensation. Felt the house shaking - I was in my bedroom on the second floor. This was about 1/2 hour ago.
  • Freeport maine - Felt shaking and heard a rumble like a far off train sound. Very strange!
  • portland, ME - 7:30pm, oct 16, 2012
  • Unknown - Tewksbury MA - felt like I was sitting on top of a washing machine during the rinse cycle and I work in a very large facility on the 2nd floor. Computer monitor fell over even! Lasted about 10 seconds.
  • Sanbornton, NH - Lasted 20 seconds. Standing at sink and heard/felt shaking. Cat and dog did not seem to notice.
  • Springfield, MA - Very odd and lasted about ten seconds...whole house shook, rattled, made noise, and all furniture shook inside the house.
  • Rawsonville Vt - The house shook for about 5 seconds, and the windows rattled. Lampshades trembled.
  • Weirs Beach - strong shaking in a concrete slabbed condo.
  • Atkinson, NH - Slow rumble then moderate shake of house for 5-10 seconds. Noted time 7:13pm.
  • Plymouth, MA - A rumble lasting about 4-5 seconds
  • Hampton Falls NH - We thought our pool house was going to fall down. Felt like it was being shaken by King Kong for about 10 seconds.
  • Castine, ME - Everything in my apartment shook for about 30 seconds.
  • Plaistow, NH - I woke up to my bed shaking and the sound of books on my shelves rattaling. Last about 5-10 seconds.
  • Unknown - CapeCod Ma, a little after 7:15 saw my desk vibrate
  • Hooksett, NH - Rumble.......thought a tree fell very close to the house
  • Unknown - Bedford NH: Nodded off watching the TV and dreamed the couch was moving!
  • Concord, NH - Huge amount of noise - like a freight train coming in the front door. House shook for 30-60 seconds.
  • Warner, NH - Heard it several seconds before feeling the vibration, 10-15 seconds total
  • Intervale, NH - 5 - 10 seconds rumbling and steady shaking
  • Taunton, MA - The printer, computer & items on my desk were vibrating & shaking for a good 5 seconds. Weird!
  • Newton, NH - knew the washer wasn't unbalanced. Left us all a bit.... unbalanced!
  • Middleton NH - The whole house rumbled for about 5 seconds or more.
  • South Hadley, MA - Weak shaking 10 secs glasses rattled in the cupboard.
  • 06249 - My frame house in eastern Connecticut shuddered for fewer than 5 seconds. I was on second floor thought something ran into the house at first, but when I found nothing, concluded it must have been a little earthquake. Have felt confirmed earthquakes previously here in Connecticut and elsewhere.
  • Brentwood, NH - Mild shaking, nothing that tipped anything over.
  • Smithfield, RI - Things on walls and tables shook
  • Newburyport, MA - It rattled my piano as if it were falling apart inside!
  • Pomfret Center, CT - I could feel several seconds of light shaking while in the cast-iron bathtub on the second floor of the house.
  • Bellows Falls VT - I'm working in a restaurant under which Amtrak runs. I thought it was a train but looked to see there was none. I asked others in the kitchen but they didn't feel it. My chair and computer were definitely shaking.
  • 06082 - watching tv couch started shaking hanging candles on wall sarted seaying
  • PALMER, MA - Building shook for 5-10 seconds.
  • MANCHESTER, CT - Thought someone was on the porch pushing against my window frame to startle me.Even my dog stood up and looked around but he didn't bark so I figured it had not been a person. As I called a friend to ask if she had felt anything, a flash news report came on saying that "Yes" there had been an earthquake in Maine and that it was felt in our area. Yup!
  • Salem NH - first earthquake, kinda cool and scary, lasted 5 seconds
  • East Calais, VT - My first thought was, this has to be an earthquake!
  • Swanzey, NH - Definitely knew it was an earthquake. 7:13 PM
  • unity,nh - house was shaking all over for about 30 seconds at about 725pm ran out of the room it woke up my fiance who was sitting in the recliner wondering what it was
  • Walpole, NH - Light shaking at first, not enough to really FEEL but just enough to give me mild vertigo. Then a deep rumble accompanied by moderate shaking for 3-5 seconds... about 15 to 20 seconds in all.
  • Quincy Mass - Scary,unexpected shaking but first earthquake so i don't know the details
  • Baldwin ME - Ayuh, that was one.
  • Hampton NH - I just shut our furnace off because I thought it was going to explode! The house shook and vibrated like when a HUUUUGE truck goes by slowly. It lasted only about 10 to 15 seconds, but it definitely scared me and made me call my furnace guy to come see what's up with it!
  • Burlington, VT - Felt my gut rumbling like something fierce and decided to take a wicked dump. The quake beat me to the bowl rattling.
  • Unknown - Lowell MA (Massachusetts, 45 minutes from Boston). Sitting on second floor of old historical building with many apartments, I felt shaking and rumbling under my feet for about 10 seconds, which really alarmed me. I thought the floor was going to give way underneath me. Never experienced an earthquake before but that was my immediate impression. October 16, 2012 around 7:20 PM, give or take a few minutes.
  • Beverly, MA - tv shaking, chandelier rattling, felt like the side of house was being shaken
  • manchester nh - sitting on the curb and it started to wobble underneath me!
  • Chichester, NH - Was working on the computer when the low rumble started and my chair started shaking; lasted about 8 seconds.
  • Littleton,ma - Latest a couple seconds with very mild shaking
  • Unknown - Sitting in glass house in quechee... Everything shook including the large glas windows
  • Manchester, nh - At first I thought it was a truck or an explosion, but when it continued rocking it was clear what it was.
  • Montreal,QC - it felt as if a truck was passing by for a minute or so.
  • Reading, MA - Loud rumbling in house and dog jumps off couch barking - On 2nd floor felt like building swaying
  • Milford, MA - The ceiling fan was vibrating
  • Sudbury, MA - 7 seconds
  • Hopkinton, MA - The earth moved--about 5 seconds, 7:15-7:20ish PM.
  • Lincoln MA - It certainly took us by surprise. at first thought the cat had knocked something major over! or a tree had fallen on the house! (not unusual around here.) The large vase on the piano fell over. Biggest one i've ever felt around here...not as big as ones when i lived in Hawaii 🙂
  • Waitsfield, Vermont - Couldn't figure out what was happening. My bed shook rapidly. Yes, a rumbling sound. Lasted... 20 seconds?
  • Portland, Maine - We felt the rumble as if our washing machine was out of balance...
  • Concord, NH - Like a heavy truck downshifting, shuddering under a heavy load. Told hubby earthquake but he didn't believe me. Dreamed this morning of earthquake & woke thinking of which doorway would be safest to stand under, away from windows.
  • Springfield VT - around 720 shaking started, got stronger, shook the house and the couch I was sitting on! I thought it was a truck barreling down the road at first, but it kept shaking for a good 20 seconds, then slowly rumbled out.
  • Unknown - Sturbridge, MA: I was sitting in a chair with my feet tucked under me, my cat on the floor in front of me, and my daughter on a sofa across the room...I kept saying "Oh wow, oh man!...What IS THAT?! Feel that?!" The cat jumped up and was looking around, startled; my daughter said I'd probably just had too much wine at dinner...or perhaps the shaking was just a truck driving down the road--or a ghost.
  • Brunswick - House shook and it sounded like a jet taking off.
  • Marshfield, MA - 7:13 pm est, Lasted for 3 to 5 seconds. Most shaking I ever felt. At first I assumed it was furnace kicking on, but was stronger and caused the basement door to knock. Wife also felt it upstairs while sitting on bed reading.
  • westerly RI - I was on the 2nd floo of apt. Very noticible shaking..felt floor sway..and a rolling rumble for 5 or so seconds. Thought mom would be up those stairs...she felt nothing downstairs. All set with those CRAZY
  • Hartford, CT - Happened here at 7:13pm local time. My impression of duration is 10-20 seconds.
  • Littleton, MA - Around 7:15pm for about 10 seconds, thought the furnace was really acting up and then everything shook!
  • Webster, ma - lasted 10-15 seconds
  • West Brattleboro Vt - Rattling plates got out attention but the whole house shook
  • Blackstone ma - Wow , never felt one before. The house shook for 10 seconds. I had to check outside to see if there was a huge gust of wind because we weren't sure what it was
  • plymouth ma - I was reading to my brother and all of a sudden the house shook i thought the roof was caving in
  • Plattsburgh, NY - On my computer in bed watching TV and thought our German Shepherd was in bed scratching an itch. Very strange feeling!
  • Boston, MA - Felt my chair bouncing, noticed my fish's water moving
  • Richmond, ME - house shook for about 5-10 seconds, dogs growled and barked...creepy feeling
  • Salem, ma - Whole house shook 20 to30 seconds. Windows and glasses rattled. Neighbors came out to see what was going on.
  • lexington, ma - About 10 seconds worth..thought a heavy truck was driving by...
  • Bungay Lake Mansfield Ma. - Was sitting at computer when the printer started rattling as if I were printing a page. Moderate rumble outside like a large truck was passing by. Called downstairs did you feel that earthquake. Have felt earthquakes before but not for Thirty years like this one.
  • Bristol, RI - Sitting at the computer when the room started to vibrate the the windows started to shake and everything on the furniture started to vibrate!
  • Belgrade, Maine - moderate rumbling sound like the washer was off balance and very strong shaking for several seconds. Lounder, stronger and longer than the last one several years ago.
  • portland maine - good shake didnt knock anything over kind of felt like 5 18 wheelers going by my house at monce and 60 miles an hour
  • Orford, NH - Felt shake 4-5 seconds
  • Haverhill MA 01835 - I though my dog was having a seizure at the foot of my bed. It lasted 10 seconds!
  • Methuen, MA - I felt in my boots.. SHake, Rattle and roll
  • West Hartford, CT - Last about 20 secs at about 7:12pm. Shook my bed like a scene from a scary movie!
  • Somersworth,NH - My whole house started shaking for about 10 seconds
  • Marblehead MA - At about 7:15 PM the house gave a shake as the ground seemed to wrench or jerk for about 2 seconds (downstairs). The cats were alarmed. Upstairs a dresser shok enough to make a couple of bottles move.
  • South Glastonbury, CT - Around 7:15 PM, the house shook briefly but a definite shaking. Lasted approximately 10-15 seconds. Very unusual for around here.
  • biddeford, maine - loud boom- I thought something big had fallen in my basement or outside by my house thought I see a crack in my basement floor, but didn't
  • Centereach, NY - Bed and furniture vibrated for about ten seconds. If not for the earthquake last year as a point of comparison, I probably would not have even noticed-it could have just as easily been the people downstairs moving furniture around.
  • Cumberland, RI - Felt it for 5 seconds
  • Wakefield Mass - The lamps and glass shook pretty good. Rumbling sound like train going buy the house.
  • Unknown - Felt it while I was sitting on my couch. I told my husband to stop shaking his leg. LOL
  • Milan NH - Felt like the spin cycle on the washing machine
  • Buckland, MA - tremors in house..... bookshelves creaking
  • Lisbon, Maine - Only the second earthquake that I have experienced, the first was a 3.x in Mars Hill, Maine sometime around '76-'78. Sounded like a locomotive rolling through then ... earily ... felt like that again for 8-10 seconds here in Lisbon, ME. I hope this is an infrequent event. Take Care All (& look in on older folks.)
  • Gray, Maine - shaking lasted a full minute while cooking pasta, dishes rattled, rumble last longer and sounded like it would start shaking harder but it did not. cell phones would not send text messages for 15 minutes afterwards
  • Framingham, MA - Sitting on the couch and the house shifted and the floor started to vibrate
  • West Newton, MA - I was sitting in the kitchen and the whole house jumped and rolled and thudded. The unbalanced washing machine analogy is apt. My sleeping cat jumped up and looked all around.
  • Ossipee, NH - The whole house shook for about 10 seconds. It was 7:09pm est. It sounded like bass speakers turned up real loud..
  • Durham, Maine 04222 - Heard a rumbling and all the china on the shelves in the kitchen rattled. Felt the floor move under my feet. Then it rattled away. Probably 10 seconds. All the people in the house, on all the 3 floors (basement, 1st & second) felt it. We all congregated in the kitchen (1st floor) saying "what was that????).
  • Methuen, MA - Watching TV and felt the house shake for a few seconds. Not enough to really rattle anything.
  • Beverly, MA - Felt like a single sharp jolt, like going off a cliff - made me want to vote for Romney.
  • Brunswick,ME - I heard it but did not feel it; not as strong as the earthquake of summer 2011 which I experienced at Camp Ellis, ME.
  • n yarmouth - in the middle of yoga class, moderate shaking - like a big rumble or plane overhead but without plane noise. Dog freaked out too. about 10 seconds.
  • Springvale Maine - It just shook the apartment nothing serious
  • Easton Massachusetts - Windows, glasses, pictures shook, dog barked
  • Brookfield, MA 01506 - We moved back from Yokohama, Japan in March, 2011. Wife is Japanese national. I lived there from 2003 to 2011. Very used to being in large earthquakes and we were in the 3/11/2011 earthquake. Thus, we have experience being in earthquakes. We were surprised by the earthquake this evening. It was substantial for the East Coast and raised our eyebrows to say the least. I would say borderline IV to V and I would say that we would have felt it outside.
  • acton maine - felt it... enough to throw equilibrium off and felt dizzy... made me and my son both stumble as i was trying to figure it out... def not the first but the worst one ive ever felt.. 🙁 my poor son is still pretty shook up... phones ur out at some family members took a few to get through... pprob lasted about 15-20 secs
  • Norwell, Massachusetts - I felt light to moderate shaking. probably felt it more because I was upstairs. my bed shook. the windows rattled a bit. shaking could have lasted 5-10 seconds. I was kind of in a daze when it happened, and the quake kind of jolted me awake. wasn't entirely sure it was an earthquake until some one mentioned it at KFC when i went to go get some dinner. second earthquake i've felt in my life.
  • Acton, MA - 7:13 heard shaking in house, as if a breeze coming through, two seconds at most, cats reacted
  • Center Barnstead - Sounded like a Semi Truck going down the road.It got louder and stronger. lasted about 25-30 seconds.
  • South Portland, ME - Definitely felt it. Strong rumbling.
  • belchertown mass - sitting on the couch and felt the wiggle....
  • Cambridge, MA - Felt it, heard it, and saw my plant on the table teeter totter!
  • Unknown - chairs jumped up a ittle bit on 15th floor
  • woodstock VT - Watching tv the couch started to shake, seemed like the hwole house shook. Lasted about 15 seconds. No damage or injuries here but adrenaline took off.
  • Duxbury,Ma - On my computer and everything was shaking. Lasted around 15 seconds around 7:12pm
  • Ayer, MA - My entire house started shaking, and all around me too!
  • Thetford Center, VT - Everything in the house was rattling and banging...
  • Milford, NH - More noise than anything. A very loud "BANG" and the sensation that a heavy logging truck had passed by at a high rate of speed.
  • Brattleboro VT - Deep rumble. Heard more than felt it.
  • south portland, ME - very short, but you could definitely feel it. was the first one i ever felt, and was really cool actually
  • 03279 - Heard the rumbling; got louder, then the creaking and light shaking. Some papers fell off a shelf. We both said: "Earthquake!" After shocks? No thanks.
  • d racut mass - felt very warm intense hours before like being in a desert then strong "wind" shake came
  • York ME - It was sounded like a plane was flying to low and felt like the window where going to burst .
  • North reading, ma - Shaking similar to a crane ball hitting the ground right outside, repetitively for about 15 seconds. Sound like rumbling thunder.
  • Weare NH - Could hear the log walls creaking. Shook for about 20 seconds.
  • Alstead, nh - Wasn't sure what was happening. Whole house rattled...of course my husband in the same room didn't notice....
  • uxbridge,mass - Fishtank water started making small waves ceiling fan moved slightly
  • Unknown - Hooksett, NH Rattled my door so I thought someone was knocking for about 10 seconds, and both my husband and daughter felt it shake them in their seats. Talked with my mom and stepfather in Sabattus Maine and they heard the boom and felt the house shake.
  • Central Massachusetts - House shook for a few seconds
  • 05301 - Sitting on couch, thought washing machine was unbalanced, about 10 seconds but 2 separate occasions one right after the other.
  • langdon, NH - sitting in finished basement and felt my recliner shake and thought huge trucks must be rumbling by or low flying plane..lasted about ten seconds..
  • Salem MA - Thought there was a low flying plane next to my house
  • Methuen,MA - Lasted about 10 to 12 seconds... computer started shaking and then the whole house it was freaky
  • Seabrook, NH - Rocked the whole house. Felt like a semi was going to come through the living room. Last 10 seconds or so.
  • ludlow vt - lasted about 15-20s. vibrated like the clothes washer took over the house
  • Saxtons River, VT - At 7:14 pm the entire brick building we live in shook for about 8 seconds; very strange feeling!
  • waterville, Me - though trailer truck was going to swerve and hit guard rail. I didn't know what was happening then cell phone wouldn't get reception. How exciting
  • Byfield,Ma. - It went on for around 10-15 seconds...seemed longer though.I thought either a tree had fallen on our house,or our furnace was destroyed.
  • Kittery, ME - walking the dog and the dog alerted! wasn't sure what was going on. very weird.
  • Merrimack, NH - My whole house was shaking, light fixtures were swaying. The fish tank even lost some water.
  • poughkeepsie, ny - searching the internet when the computer desk and chair felt wobbley. Called my husband who thought I was crazy! Looked it up on the internet and was surprised to find out it was true!
  • Winchendon, MA - Sounded like a Life Flight chopper was landing in my front yard'
  • Auburn, Maine - 6 unit townhouse condo building shook for about 15 seconds. Thought the LifeFlight helicopter had just landed in my parking lot after flying low over the condo. Ran outside, but realized by then it was a quake. No damage.
  • Derry, NH - moderate shaking for 10+ seconds. The neighbors were outside directly after to share the experience. Its rare to feel in this area and was wonderful!
  • Chester, VT - Definite rumble for about 5 seconds
  • Mansfield MA. - Was in basement and heard Dogs start barking upstairs followed by some short light shaking lasting no longer than 10 seconds.
  • Salem, ma - The entire house shook and rumbled and I watched every picture on the walls shake...I thought they would all fall off and thought we may have an explosion in the basement.
  • Queens, NY - I live in a 4th floor apt. I was sitting on the edge of my bed and all of a sudden my bed and floor were bouncing, I jumped up and check to see if it was a Truck but it wasn't and my brother felt it in the living room, it was crazy and the first time I've ever felt an Earthquake
  • Deerfield, NH - Sitting on the couch and felt a sudden shudder, then heard a lengthy rumbling; unsure if it was a logging truck out on the road! Neighbor was unable to text as noted by others.
  • Wethersfield, CT - My husband felt it and saw it in one room of our house. The lamps shook. I was in an adjacent room and only HEARD the lamps shaking. When I heard the sounds, the dog barking and him calling me, I assumed someone was at the door and he wanted me to answer it. I was wrong!
  • Marshfield, Ma 02050 - While sitting at the computer at 7:12 pm I felt the house rumbling and a sound like clattering through the house and on the roof. It lasted for about 5 - 6 seconds.
  • New Milford, CT - Was taking a shower...thought the dogs were having a rumble causing the shaking. 10-15 seconds..nothing major. Have felt worse in CT.
  • Franklin, NH - Slight shaking for about 15 or so seconds.
  • Brewster, NY, USA - My step son had picked up his cat and run into the kitchen just as the quake occurred. I asked him to repeat his entry but to no avail. Having lived in california for 20 years I know what a quake feels like and this was definitely a quake. Just after 7:20 or so.
  • Mattituck New York - House is on Peconic Bay and shook 10 seconds or so as if hurricane level wind was hitting the house (the air was still)
  • South Portland, MA - South Portland, Maine - 7:15 cooking dinner and all of sudden we hear what sounded like a low flying jet ready to crash and we begin tearing through the house when the floors begin shaking around 10 secs. While in the panic of trying to get news, my mother in Nashua NH calls and asks if we are ok and tells us we just had an earthquake centered around Hollis, ME Twenty minutes later we still had no news on our own stations!! My sister in Nashua also felt it.
  • Derry, NH - Only felt on 3rd floor of the hospital building I was in. We could hear items clanking together but nothing fell or cracked. It lasted only a few seconds. Afterward we all looked around at each other and decided it was an earthquake.
  • Chester, NH - Very loud long boom at around 3 PM Then around 7PM very loud rumbling,house and chair I was sitting in shook for 10-12 sec. Will check chimneys for cracks before lighting fire.We are 50 miles SSW of epi center.
  • South Berwick ME - Whole house shook for about 10 seconds. Nothing fell.
  • Chester, NH - 50 mil SSW of epi ctr. Entire 2 story house shook, Very loud rumbling. Earlier around 3PM vey loud longer than normal boom also shook house. It was not a sonic boom.
  • Plainfield, NJ - Lying on the couch I felt it sway from side to side several times...a subtle Central New Jersey!
  • Sanford, ME - Started as a slow rumble like an off balance washing machine for about 5 seconds then a loud boom and the entire house shook like a car ran into it. Checking for damage in the morning.
  • auburn, nh - Felt the floor shaking for about 5-10 seconds. Strong enough to walk to to the door to get out of the house.
  • Bristol - bgristol conn. felt it lasted about 15 seconds. picture was shaking on the end table thouth my eyes were playing tricks on me then felt shaking
  • Augusta Maine - Strongest I ve ever felt in a Maine earthquake. The whole house shook, dishes rattled in the cupboards. Lasted probably 20 seconds.
  • waltham ma - My bed shook a couple of times 7pm I thought it was a heart attack!
  • Boscawen, NH - The first EQ that felt like it "should" vibration like rock faces rubbing across each other, low pithced rumble extending into infrasonic. I estimated 7 seconds shaking, but couldn't sense direction. Daughter upstairs said from the east, wife on sofa noticed nothing.
  • New Ipswich NH - the house shook I was on the phone it was 7:14 pm hung up phone I knew it was an earthquake went out on my front porch and I also heard a deep rumble lasted about 12 seconds. Phone was out for app 10 mins. after
  • Dover nh - At first it sounded like a semi tracker trailer coming up my dead end street, then it sounded like a train and the shaking began. It rattled my home for at least 15-20 seconds. My sister and mother in Danvers Mass felt it as well.
  • Gilsum NH - The door to the room vibrated loudly, the walls buzzed as well. Low rumbly sound. Lasted maybe 30 seconds.
  • Raymond, NH - Was sitting on couch and suddenly felt a mild vibration and heard a loud rumbling noise outside. Thought it was a car going by with it's stereo/bass blasted, but something just didn't seem right. It lasted approx 8-10 sec, noted the time exactly 7:12.
  • Cumberland, RI - The shaking occurred about 7:12PM. The shaking lasted about 5-10 seconds. The house was vibrating and the vibrations came up through the chair I was sitting in.
  • Cape ELizabeth, ME - at first sounded like a jet was flying really low, but then everything started shaking. I jump up thinking something in the basement was about to explode. Very strange feeling, I ran outside and half of the neighborhood was outside talking about it. Dogs barking everywhere!!
  • S. Berwick, ME - Seemed like an out of balance washer (which wasn't running at the time) or a large truck driving by (no vehicles around).
  • Ripton, Vermont - Roiling/shaking for about a minute.
  • Provincetown, MA - About 3 or 4 seconds; felt like strong wind was trying to move the house.
  • winchendon mass - my whole house was shaking I thought my windows were going to blow out. it was loud and scarey!
  • Buxton, Maine - My three year old with wide eyes asked what was that? I thought the furnace had blown up or we were having an earthquake. My son said if felt like a big truck was hitting the house.
  • Mansfield, MA - the chair i was sitting in started to shake and things were rattling in every room. Lasted about 5 seconds and really shook me up.
  • Quincy, MA - On the 3rd floor of a public library
  • manchester, nh - i was with my sisters boyfriend looking after my niece with him and the entire house started shaking. everyone on the block was freaking out. it shook my sisters tv to the point it looked like it was walking. it also knocked down the chimney to the building as well
  • Carver MA - very slight shaking
  • Gilford NH - Dogs started barking just prior to the shaking and then got louder and house sits on a slab and definantely could feel the vibration on the floor and it got louded about 20 + seconds, glasses on table shook nothing broke
  • Groton, NH - Felt awesome
  • Somerville, ME - I was standing in the kitchen of my 200+year old home with some of the foundation is stone. I felt like house/floor was shaking, but stronger than when a large truck goes by. I have never felt anything like this Maine before. I was afraid some of foundation had suddenly collapsed. I did not realize it was an earthquake until hearing the new the next morning
  • Brunswick - This is the third earth quake I have felt in maine since moving into my home off of River Road in Brunswick..My neighbors seems not to get the same shaking my house gets..also my cat went missing 10 days before the quake this has happened before..animals in house also acting strange
  • Westport MA - For about 10 seconds everything in the house started shaking, but nothing major.
  • Forest Hills, NY - I felt the sofa I was sitting in swaying for about 6 to 7 seconds and heard the wind chimes simultaneously although the windows were closed. That's when I knew it was a tremor. I called family members who live close by but no one felt anything. I did not hear anything about the earthquake in NYC radio stations.
  • Sanford, ME - If you took a 767, placed it on the roof of my house and went full throttle, that is what it was like. Shaking for min 10 seconds and extremely loud. Very loud. Some damage to two door frames, tree down in back woods. This was my fifth quake, and by far, the strongest as I was over the epicenter. Amazingly loud!!! At first, I thought plane was crashing near me, since I Live near airport.
  • Guilford CT - Sitting at the kitchen table eating and the table started shaking and lasted about 20 seconds.
  • Hollis, Maine - House shook for 10 seconds maybe and then a HUGE BOOM like an explosion, very frightening.
  • Saco ME - I remember this quake well. I was in the basement of my house and it first struck with a very loud boom like something had crashed or was breaking. The basement walls were bouncing and moving. The concrete floor was rolling like ocean waves. Last what seemed forever but for roughly about a minute. Stirred all the dust out of the floor I'll tell you that. Actually caused a lego building I had in the basement to collapse lol.
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  • Franklin NH - Whole house vibration similar to sitting next to a washing machine
  • Wenham, MA, USA - shaking @ 30 seconds
  • Berlin, Vt - house shook, dogs started barking
  • Boston, MA - 7:15pm felt the building shake. brick building.
  • Burlington, MA - Eating dinner at 7:15 p.m., dining room started shaking along the china cabinet.
  • south central New Hampshire - Light to moderate shaking felt about 10 seconds
  • Waterbury, vt - Door creaked.... Noticeable movement
  • 111 Davis st. 01301 - I just felt what I can only guess was an earthquake. 7:13pm 111 Davis St. Greenfield, MA 01301 I felt one here earlier this year that was mild
  • Hartford, CT - Thought it was the wind at first because wind was strong today, but this is a big house and really felt like a quake for about 5-6 seconds.
  • bath maine - lasted 10 seconds. house shaking
  • Southern NH - Whole house shook, no damage 7:15 PM ET
  • Cambridge Ma - 7:15 pm strong shaking in our living room.
  • 01089 - Was sitting in a chair on 2nd level of my home an the chair started bouncing as if something was under it.
  • Framingham MA - approxamately 10 seconds in duration, noticable floor and window vibrations as if a heavy load truck passed by or heavy winds were shaking the windows
  • 04074 - Light rumble, then 1 big jolt, then some more moderate rumble
  • Hadley - I work at a liquor store in Hadley, MA, bottles were rattling one one side of the aisle as I was retrieving product for a customer on the opposite side of the aisle, leading me to believe that i was not the source of the rattling. The customer said the smaller bottles at the front of the store were also shaking. Was this an earthquake? This occurred at about 7:14 pm
  • Derry, NH - Nothing came off the walls in the house, but plenty of shaking, lasted ~5 seconds.
  • Wareham mass - Work at a liqour store every bottle started shaking and lights dimmed no big trucks went by even when they do it never happens.
  • Brunswick, Maine - Felt like more of a sliding effect than a shaking. Lasted maybe 5 seconds.
  • brookline, mass - Occurred around 7:10 pm
  • Dudley, MA - At 7:15 PM house started shaking.
  • Amherst MA - The bed and lamp shook and moved - I could tell it was an earthquake (about 7:13 PM)
  • waltham ma - it lasted around 8-10 seconds and was confirmed on the other side of the city via cell phone immediately after the quake (5 miles away)
  • Brunswick ME - Glasses rattled a bit. mild shaking for about 8 seconds.
  • Haverhill MA, riverside - Lights swing and flickering, items fell off a shelf, at 7:15 pm October 16th
  • Vernon VT - about 30 seconds
  • Brooklyn, CT - Couch pulsated for about 15 seconds. We looked at each other
  • Unknown - Walls of the house were shaking. Burlington MA
  • Provincetown, MA - About 7:15pm here, 30 seconds of light shaking.... I've experience two earthquakes, both very minor. This felt bigger.
  • Easthampton, ma - Felt couch shaking.
  • Rumney, NH - The whole building shook!
  • Derry, NH - I heard a rumbling that sounded like a big truck coming, then the house shook and creaked for a bit, then more rumbling - total event time was about 30 - 45 seconds.
  • Boston - house rumbled.. fridge shook
  • milford, ct - whole office was shaking at work at 715
  • 04101 - Thought a truck or train was driving by. House was shaking lightly.
  • Barrington NH - Whole house shook with a lot of noise
  • Pepperell MA - Shaking and rumbling lasted about 5 seconds
  • clifton park ny - 4 of us sitting in the living room. We all felt a slight shaking of moving left to right. It lasted about 5 seconds.
  • Ipswich MA - glasses rattled, furniture shook, lasted about 10 seconds beginning about 7:05 PM
  • Rumford r.i. - Live in old rehabbed mill complex felt movement then went online and noticed center in Maine.
  • 06070 - 7:15 - Was sitting on the couch, house started creaking and swaying back and fourth. No damage.
  • Standish, Maine - The whole house was shaking and the window shades were moving... It was crazy
  • Middletown, CT - Second floor apartment - starting shaking - felt like someone was shaking the couch real hard about 7:15 pm
  • Pepperell, MA - The quake moved from the east to the west side of my home. I'm pretty sure it was one because I got calls from people in Townsend and as far north as Manchester.
  • Massachusetts - Shaking for like a minute my juice fell on the floor
  • Marshfield, MA - It was a good shake. Windows were rattling hard.
  • Haverhill,MA - I was in the living room, shook the whole house.
  • Middle haddam, CT - House shook, lights dimmed. Lasted mere seconds and mild but was not normal.
  • Beverly, MA - It lasted about a minute. Stronger than the earthquake I felt last year in Jersey City, NJ. Some things fell off shelves. Whole house was shaking.
  • Charlestown, NH - Felt like someone was pushing my bed up from underneath and shaking it
  • St. Johnsbury, VT - About 7:10 or so at night. Noticeable rumbling. Floor and furniture shaking. The strongest northeastern Vermont quake I can remember feeling in the past 30 years.
  • Gilford, New Hampshire - A little scary, it only lasted 5-7 seconds.
  • Somerville MA - Brief shaking. Ripples in my glass of wine.
  • West Windsor, VT - Light shaking for about 10 seconds
  • Franklin Ma - Freaked me out!
  • 01904 - was laying on my bed and the room began to shake. pans were shaking on the stove
  • Nashua NH - Felt, shook the whole house
  • brookline, nh - lasted about 5 seconds. thought at first it was a heavy truck but the duration was too long
  • plymouth, NH - crazy.
  • Holland,MA - All of a sudden the house and tv began to shake and sacred my family
  • Oct 16,2012 - About 7:15pm Tues. oct. 16th week but we could feel it.
  • Hollis, NH - Quake last about 30-45 seconds, moderate shaking of entire house
  • New Salem MA - Was watching TV and the whole house started shaking, very freaky
  • limington, Maine - Our whole house was shaking for atleast 30 seconds.
  • Greene - Quake rattled dishes and shook entire house. It lasted about 10 seconds, built steadily then faded away quickly.
  • Warren, MA - My whole house was shaking and I could see things on the walls shaking. My hanging mirror looked like it was going to fall and my cats were definitely alarmed--looking around scared and confused.
  • Glastonbury - Felt floors and furniture shake. Next door neighbor's wine glass shook. Time was around 2115 hours.
  • ossipee NH - Wow stuff was falling off counters and the shelf, the wall the kids, and pets were freaked out. lasted about 15 seconds.
  • Sudbury, MA - It felt so weird! I thought my dad jumped and shook the house dancing but he was in the bathroom at the time so I had no idea what that was. It felt scary, like my whole house was shaking.
  • Huntington, Massachusetts - Whole house shook for about 10 seconds
  • Cumberland RI - Felt my chair and saw my water shake.
  • Dracut ma - Slow tremble then house shook.
  • Oakham MA. - We felt the house shake for about 5 seconds.
  • North Smithfield, Rhode Island - Felt house shaking for 5 to 8 seconds. Drinking glasses were clinking together and pots of flowers inside all shook at same time! Never felt that in New England before!
  • Milford, NH - Sounded like a truck or snow falling off the roof- then our house shook for 30sec. heavy rumbling
  • Manchester, VT - Shook the furniture but not enough to knock things off
  • NYC - I felt just a small tremor as I was laying in my bed talking on the phone. As if a plane flew over very low or something to that effect
  • Randolph, VT - Lasted several seconds.
  • South Bridgton, ME - Seemed like there was a giant washer out of balance in our house.
  • Westford MA - Loud rumbling and house shaking - felt like my chair was vibrating.
  • North Billerica, MA - House shook. Water in dispenser definitely swaying for 10-15 seconds.
  • arundel maine - Was on the toilet house shook approximately 10 seconds thought my washer dryer blew uo
  • Marlborough, MA - Sitting at the computer and noticed the shaking...lasted 7-10 seconds!
  • Millis, Massachusetts - felt house shaking and heard dishes rattling in the cabinets
  • Portland, ME - 5 seconds of shaking, enough to make picture friends and glasses shake and rattle. New update stated 4.5 in Lake Arrowhead ME.
  • Unknown - felt like very large truck going by outside house, lasted 4 to 6 seconds
  • South Barre, VT - My desk started shaking.
  • Blackstone MA - The whole house was creaking and shaking!
  • Fairlee, VT - The whole house shook sideways for several seconds. one or two things fell sideways in the dishrack.
  • Springfield, Ma - Whole couch vibrated for maybe 10-15 seconds.
  • nashua,nh - 7:12 pm 10/16/12 strong sound and shaking like a good action movie
  • Thetford Vermont - I thought the dog was shaking the dinner table, or a log truck was driving up my driveway for 10-15 seconds, but when things on the counter began to rattle, I figured it was a quake
  • revere, MA - i was on the computer at my job and all of a sudden the building starting shaking. and the stuff on the glass table started moving. freaky experience
  • Albany, NY - House creaking and tremor like feeling
  • Chicopee MA - Laying in bed and the room started to shake
  • Amesbury, Ma - Very strong shaking occurred about twenty minutes ago. Not sure what is was. Looked around the house as if a tree fell.
  • SPRINGFIELD MA - sitting on chair felt brief light shaking
  • carver, ma - Husband felt chair move and loud rumble as if someone was dragging something heavy across the floor. I was running the tub heard and felt nothing 🙁 bummed I missed it.
  • Newton, NH - Was making dinner around 7:20 pm mild rumble went on for about 30 seconds.
  • mendon ma - Sitting having dinner and sounded like strong wind gusts coming from outside. Happened around 7:15 for a 3-4 seconds. Knew it had to be an earthquake - dog even barked.
  • pembroke nh - Was in the bathroom heard what sounded like something blowing shaking started and things almost fell off the shelf.
  • Quechee vt - My house shook pretty hard for app. 10-15 seconds
  • Madison Maine - The entire house shook. My dishes in my cabinet rattled and a couple fell over.
  • Unknown - Felt it shake living room ..entire floor..moved dog Shook sofa lake Willoughby vermont
  • franklin mass - was in bed reading, on the second floor of my home. Shaking only lasted approx. 8 seconds. Nobody else in the home felt the shaking (1st floor or basement).
  • Waterbury - Felt just like the one I felt last summer. Very weak shaking,about 10 seconds.Found out later the Washington Monument was cracked.
  • Unknown - rattling windows and walls, dog barked!
  • Newry - Newry, Maine Shaking and loud runbbling for 5-10 seconds.
  • York - Foundation shaking scary!!!!
  • Burlington, VT - good 10 seconds of vibration
  • Haverhill, MA - The house shook a bit for several seconds, but nothing major.
  • Brookline, MA - House rumbled, felt like a subway going right underneath. Lasted about 8 seconds
  • Chicopee, MA - Laying in bed reading a book....the whole bed shook for about 5-10 seconds
  • Nashua, NH - 10-15 seconds of light shaking, thought maybe washing machine was going crazy but was the whole house
  • Carver - Light shaking carver mass
  • Unknown - house trembling. walls popping. floors shaking. animals agitated. a good 5 to 8 seconds. for northern new england (vermont/new hampshire) pretty unusual. our wooden house is built on ledge rock. wow.
  • Egremont, MA - A few seconds--at first felt like a strong gust of wind hitting the house, but then the couch started shaking. Then it was over.
  • Portsmouth NH - So loud!
  • Reading MA - Rumbled through house
  • Leominster ma - Putting my daughter to bed felt as if a vehicle hit the house. maybe a loud thunder roar? last a good 30 seconds.
  • Cape Cod - I felt it for 10 Seconds. So Amazing to feel a earthquake on Cape Cod!! WOW
  • Smithfield, RI - Felt and heard the whole house shaking for about 10 seconds. Rattled all my glassware and shook the walls.
  • wareham - Sittin on my couch watching t.v. Thought that I was getting sick. Few minutes heard about on the news
  • Needham, MA - small 3 story wood frame building shook all 3 floors, first for 2 seconds followed by a lull and then for an additional 4 to 5 seconds; unmistakable quake
  • New Gloucester, ME - Everything shook for about 10 seconds. Thought the washing machine was seriously out of balance before I realized what was going.
  • Holden, MA - House vibrated a good 10 sec
  • Alfred Maine - Scared the crap out of my mom and I. My dog even jumped... We were watching a movie. We ran outside thinking that something hit our house.. Scary.. I kept shaking.
  • Westport CT - didn't realize what it was until I saw postings about an earthquake on Facebook
  • Dunbarton, New Hampshire - Sounded like loud low thunder and then shaking
  • Litchfield, NY - Thought a plane was making a low approach to the Manchester Airport...then the entire house was shaking! Snowstorm last October, Earthquake this year!!!
  • Derby, Vermont - It felt like a big wind hit the house or a train was rumbling next to it (and there aren't tracks nearby!). It lasted about 5-10 seconds.
  • 01845 - 2 sets of shakes; 10-15 sec total. Thanks for confirming I'm not crazy (saw other's post they felt too). Was fun - do it again!
  • Wales - sounded like a freight train
  • lexington,ma - My bookshelves were shaking for about 10 seconds
  • New Ipswich, NH - On the couch with hubby...we both looked at each other.."What was that?"
  • Dover, NH - I was sitting in my living room when I heard and rumble and the whole building started to shake. Shortly after the power flickered on and off.
  • Latham, New York - Sitting on my couch! Thought I was having a vertigo moment !
  • Natick, MA - whole house shook and furniture rattled, many friends called to ask if we had felt it, too
  • South glens Falls, NY - 10-15 seconds, a lot of rattling, house shook
  • 03255 - sounded like a logging truck; rattled interior doors; last for 5 to 7 secs
  • Natick, MA - Confused at first, thought someone slammed a door real hard downstairs but then realized you could feel shaking, almost felt like a circular motion, to the whole house. Things kept rattling in the apt. for a few seconds after it stopped. Thought a truck backed into the house or something!
  • Worcester, Massachusetts - Felt 10/16/12 at 7:14 p.m. lasted about 5-10 seconds
  • Rutland VT - I wasn't sure what I felt but I must of had a strong face because a friend asked whats wrong. I replied with "my couch is shaking" my friend who is across the room said hers was too. We looking in and out doors and we can't explain the shaking.
  • Framingham ma - Felt House shaking for 5 to 10 seconds
  • Dunstable, MA - Whole house shook, things moved but nothing fell! Felt it in my feet....
  • Weirs Beach - Felt a very strong shaking, thought people above me doing something insane!
  • york maine - Couldn't figure out what it was - a sonic boom or an earthquake. There was a thunder like noise. The whole house shook - kinda like my dog shaking off the rain. A bit interesting. Foundation on the inside looks OK.
  • Raynham MA - Made the house shake for sure...quick burst with noise
  • Wenham, MA - my house and dressers and everything shaked for about 3 seconds
  • Lancaster, MA - Felt, sounded like loud banging on roof and walls.
  • Groton, MA - House lightly shook, kind of freaked me out.
  • granby, ma - House was shaking
  • Amherst, NH - SO scary!
  • Barrington, NH - Sounded like the furnace was exploding! Everything rattled for about a minute.
  • Chichester NH - shook the whole house about 15 seconds, heard it coming like wind gust
  • winchester, MA - Shaking livingroom sofa and the tree for less than a minute. scary.
  • New Haven - my table shaked for 5 seconds
  • Bridgewater NH - Strongest quake I've felt in New England. Felt house shake strongly. All descriptions of trucks and trains fit what I felt!
  • 01602 - The entire house shook and there was a rumble. My husband, sitting next to me didn't notice it, but my kids and I did.
  • Salem, NH - Computer monitor fell off my desk and broke the screen. Definitely my first New England earthquake!
  • Massachussets - Desk and Computer started shaking for about 12 seconds. Brother downstairs felt nothing...
  • Brookline MA - WOW! I was doing my multiplication cards with my mom, and then the table was shaking and all the dishes rattled in the china cupboard!
  • Unknown - I felt it for 20 seconds!!!!!!!!1 OMG
  • Boston, MA - I felt the building beneath me sway back and forth a few times
  • Mendon,MA - My lamp shook!
  • concord, nh - I felt the whole apartment shaking and thought a big truck must be parked near the building, but then it seemed to shake more than that would have and my laptop and external hard drives were wobbling on my desk...
  • concord, nh - third floor apartment shook noticeably back and forth in a strong sort of wobbling and i swear it made a rumbling noise...
  • holyoke ma - whole house was shaking slightly but steady for about 30 seconds
  • newburyport, mass - strong shaking of the floor. Watched the water in the water bottle shift back and forth.
  • whitinsville,ma - i was lying in bed watching tv and felt a very brief vibrating sensation. my cat starting looking all around and i knew that we'd just had an earthquake.
  • Bartlett NH - Felt like the washer was off balance and shaking. Same type of rumbling sound. lasted around 10 seconds. Looked around outside, very windy.
  • Danbury CT - Felt it in my dorm room at WCSU
  • Waltham, MA - It felt like I was on a cruise ship again, with light shaking. I saw my water bottle moving!
  • Weymouth,MA - Felt like my floor was dipping underneath my chair, lasted a few seconds.
  • South Hadley, MA - It felt as if the house was on Jello and jiggling from north to south for about 4 - 5 seconds.
  • Salem, MA - Definitely felt it & saw things in my 3rd floor apt moving. My tv was shaking, almost like bouncing. It lasted maybe 5 seconds.
  • Pittsfield,NH - Whole house shook, felt like a wave. Lasted approx 15 seconds.
  • providence, ri - feel a similar shaking when my brother jumps on his bed in my 3rd floor apartment
  • Chicopee Ma - i only felt it moderate because i live in the basement and am closer to the ground but shook my whole bed
  • Yarmouth, ME - It wasn't all that bad. At first my Mom said it was a heavy truck, but eventually she got a notification on her phone about the earthquake. It did honestly feel like a really heavy truck barreling through, except it lasted way too long.
  • Woburn, MA - It sounded and felt like it may be a large truck on Rt 128(which is very close) however, this was very different than I had ever experienced before-more like a rumble, and lasted longer!
  • Springfield,MA - Getting out of the shower and everything shaking the glass and my daughter sitting on the bed and the whole room was shaking and my brother in W.Springfield the whole building complex was shaking very strong and the walls and doors felt they were going to come of the frame.
  • Seekonk,MA - Felt the floor shake as if someone was jumping up and down on the hardwoods
  • Ctr. Sandwich, NH - Heard a deep thunderous rumbling and felt shaking, moving East to West
  • Fall River, MA - The walls and floor of my bedroom were shaking hard enough so that I was bouncing on my bed a little!
  • Buxton,ME - Heard a rumbling noise like a low jet, House shook ,dog barked.centered about 15 miles away.
  • North Andover, MA - Walking across the room the floor felt as though it went up and down. My wife was sitting at the desk - computer monitor shook and widows and items on desk rattled. Duration about 10 seconds. Both cats became upset and bug-eyed, hunkered down and stared at the windows. Very weird feeling.
  • Westbrook - made the covering to our light fixture fall from the ceiling, shook the house for about 15-20 seconds
  • Plymouth, MA - We felt a rumble and mild shaking about 7:30 PM
  • Arlington, MA - Unmistakable shaking, fairly pronounced. Reminded me of my days in San Francisco!
  • Pelham, MA - 2 slight tremors, enough for me to know what it was. A few seconds later my house was shaking and on the second story it was enough to make me nearly lose my footing. I actually felt slight swaying.
  • wilmot, nh - pots and pans, baking sheets rattled...felt it in the floor vibrations...short duration.
  • Amherst, NH - @ approx 7:12PM the house shook. I was sitting bed and the bed swayed.
  • Merrimack, NH - Felt it in a 3 million bbl brewery
  • Etna, NH - at 7:13 PM, suddenly entire house shook, but for only a few seconds.
  • Fitchburg, MA - The whole house was shaking. We were sitting on the couch and it felt like someone was pushing the couch back and forth. What a ride. Really scary.
  • stockton springs, me - house started to shake and there was a humming sound
  • Anson, ME - Rumbling & Shaking for what felt like a minute. Our kitten even fell off our steps.
  • Stoneham - the water in the turtles aquarium started moving and thumping sound lasted about 30-45 seconds.
  • Cape Cod, MA - Felt a slight rumble that seemed to effect the whole house. Not enough to knock anything over, just enough to make water jiggle in glasses and make the standing lamps sway.
  • long island ny - Felt a brief shake like someone slamming a door even though no one was. Followed by very lite shaking. No more the 20 seconds in time frame.
  • worcester,ma - heard a rumbling sound; our slab floor (no basement) did not shake
  • 01810 - WOW,happened around 7:15, we're 80m. or so from York County, ME. ,definite sensation of earth tremors lasting a few moments, think of all that earth moving
  • Barrington, RI - We lived in San Diego for a few years, this felt just like the earth quakes we experienced there. We were sitting on the floor and our walls, ceiling fans and light fixtures began to shake. Our closet doors opened and the shaking continued for approximately 15 - 20 seconds. As sudden as it began, the shaking stopped.
  • Medford Ma - Hello I was sitting in my room on third floor of 3 story house, and felt very clear wave rolling under house, only 1 time people on second floor said they felt shaking of things in their room,, no damage , no one hurt , thankyou,, Judy
  • Plymouth - Son and I watching tv. Felt like an 800lb man slowly jumping on a weak floor. Very strange feeling. Lasted about 5-8 seconds. We just stared at each other like "that was N earthquake!"
  • manchester nh - i live in an old house so i think i felt it more. definitely woke me up from a nap though....
  • freedom nh - i was cooking dinner and the floor started shaking,I thought a tractor trailer was coming through the house so i took a glance outside and there was nothing there it lasted here for a good 10 seconds.
  • Worcester, MA - Everything in my fourth floor office was shaking quite hard. I thought all the computers were going to shake to the floor. The fact that my desk was also moving, didn't make me feel any better.
  • Eliot Maine - my parrot felt the quake before us and my dog we live close to pease AFB.sounded like a jet shook are house..
  • Sterling, MA - Several seconds of shaking and loud rumbling.
  • Bedford ma - 5-10 second rumble that seemed move through the house. Our 5 year old was freaked out.
  • 01104 springfield ma - sitting on my cmputer and my t.v and lamp started to shake and i felt dizzy when tying to get up!
  • torrington, ct - My dresser was shaking back and forth, causing the TV on top to sway a bit. My lamp on the nightstand was swayings as well while my hanging dream catcher swung back and forth a lot. A bunch of my friends on Facebook are saying they felt it too and all live nearby. Really freaky! I've felt tiny, barely noticable shakes before but nothing like this! My whole house shook!
  • Charlestown, nh 03603 - Sitting outside on porch and my house shook dogs barking sounded like a heard of elephants.
  • Salem, MA - At 7:14 pm 3rd floor (top story) apt started shaking. Felt like someone was picking up the couch. Tv was swaying/bobbing back and forth. Prob lasted 5 seconds but felt longer b/c it was so alarming & foreign.
  • Lynn, MA - Sitting in room with wife and then everything started shaking for a good 45 second's. Then went and asked the kids if they felt anything and they stated that everything was shaking in there bedroom as well.
  • Miller Place, NY - The floor was rumbling, china cabinet and desk were shaking. Neighbors felt it as well.
  • North Providence, RI - Was sitting at the kitchen table, it was around 7 pm or after, dishes in the China Hutch rattled slightly, looked like the wall was moving a bit, I thought my husband was shaking his leg, felt vibrations,he was not shaking his leg. I Think it was a tremor
  • Norwich VT - Thought the front loading washing machine went crazy. Heard rumbling then felt whole house shaking. First earthquake I ever felt. Lasted about 10 or 15 seconds.
  • Londonderry - My whole house shook tv and bed scary
  • Somerset Ma - It sounded like someone banged on my screen door and growled, I called the police!! Then turned on my computer and saw many facebook friends saying they felt it!
  • Boston, MA - Roughly around 7:15 p.m., my 8-story apartment building distinctly shook for several seconds.
  • Charlestown,RI - Was lying in bed. I felt the bed shake. The house shook and the windows vibrated for several seconds. My boyfriend and I both thought we were crazy!
  • Sterling, MA - The couch I was sitting on was shaking for about 15 seconds.
  • Huntington Station, NY - Putting my 5 yr old son to bed, and felt that tell-tale mild side-to-side motion for several seconds. Waited til it passed then immediately got up and started searching online for reports. If I hadn't been laying down quietly I might not have even noticed it, but now I feel like the Princess and the Pea!
  • Manchester, nh - It sounded like several train cars came by the room next to me! I had no doubt it was an earthquake!
  • Hampton NH - I thought a truck hit my house at first! I never felt an earthquake before and hope I never feel one again. Very scary!
  • Boston, MA - Was sitting in my dorm talking to my roommate about earthquakes.. we stopped talking and the room started to shake..
  • queens, new york - it shook like the last one at about 8 and then shook again for like 2 minutes
  • Chepachet R.I. - Couch was shaking and bathroom vanity shaking, thought the washer was out of balance but it wasn't even on.
  • Pepperell MA - Felt like the neighbors kid downstairs was running/jumping. light rumbling that lasted too long to be caused by neightbors. definitely an earthquake (grew up on west coast).
  • Hooksett,NH - Loud rumble and shook the whole house. So scary!
  • Unknown - Oxford, Mass. 7:13 p.m. 16 Oct 2012. Furniture shaking, lasted about 5 or so seconds.
  • Cambridge, MA - Second floor of an office building, felt the floor literally flex underfoot for several seconds. Coffee in the mug rippled. Window frame creaked. Sounded like a far off "explosion" or "crash" outside, but no direction discerned. Over in 10 seconds.
  • concord nh - Shaking and dishes rattling
  • York-Kittery Line, ME - 15 seconds of shaking the house, rattled windows and shook bed,
  • Palmer, Ma - The whole building was shaking. My grandfather clock was swaying. I also heard a low roaring noise. Not sure why. It was my first earthquake.
  • EMSC Maine Oct 16 23:12 4.0 2 MAP
  • Woodbury, Vermont - It was stronger then I had felt other times but very short.
  • Brookline, MA - House shook for about 12-15 seconds. Nothing fell off shelves, but you could feel the shaking.
  • Biddeford, ME - 10 seconds. Pretty strong.
  • Leominster, MA - We were all sitting watching tv and everything started to shake. You could feel the couch shaking, but nothing fell down. It last about 4 or 5 seconds.
  • Northport, NY - Computer monitor shaking, floor shaking, creaks from a door and a creak from somewhere in the structure.
  • rochester ma - lasted a few seconds...felt shacking through the house and rumbling
  • Johnson, Vermont - sitting in living room...slate top table began to shake as well as other furniture...slight movement but noticeable and I could feel it sitting on the couch
  • 357 Plains Rd., Readfield, ME 04355 - I am from Southern California and therefore very familiar with tremors, and this felt very familiar!
  • providence, Ri - I was just walking to the fridge and them BAM I felt my house shake. I seriously thought I was going mad but then I went on twitter and others were commenting about the same thing so then I found out this was due to an earthquake.
  • gansevoort, NY - sitting in the living room, the television shook a little, as did the furniture.
  • concord n.h. - house shook for 10-12 seconds
  • Westmore,VT - Felt the table shake while having dinner.
  • Brightom, MA - This extended for several seconds, and the entire house was creaking, shaking.
  • Easthampton, MA - While watching TV I felt a mild shake, heard the building creek and watched water nearly splash out of a glass for approximately 13-15 seconds.
  • Norwich VT - 10 seconds of strong shaking
  • Cambridge MA - Sitting on the couch, felt one pretty good jolt, accompanied by a sort of clicking of parts of the house. Just one jolt. I have felt this kind of thing before on occasion and was pretty sure that's what is was. Glad to see I was not imagining it!
  • Woodsville, NH - I felt my office chair shaking and noticed several columns and our cubicles shaking. Nothing too bad, but enought to know plants off the shelves and some signs down.
  • Manchester, NH - Felt for roughly 10 seconds
  • Broad Brook CT 06016 - Sitting at my computer, table shaking, computer shaking, windows creaking and walls creaking. Seemed to last forever, but it was probably about 20-30 seconds. Made my heart race, for sure!
  • Plymouth MA - the house was shaking and i saw all the things on my dresser start to shake! i was sitting on my bed os it felt like a muffled vibration. my dog looked up at me and looked scared! it started at about 7:20 EST and only lasted a few seconds! still scary because i have never experienced a quake that i can actually feel!
  • Springfield.MA - My daughter and I were on the 2nd floor of our house while it shook for 10-15 seconds.
  • Woonsocket, RI - Thought a big truck was driving by. Vibration lasted about 7-10 seconds..
  • Sandwich, MA - Thought the washing machine was on spin cycle off kilter - shook house. 7:14pm
  • Framingham, MA - the whole house wiggled for a couple of seconds!
  • Alton NH - Bang...then shaking windows...lasted about 5 seconds
  • Pepperell, Mass - Could hear it coming. House rolled for about 5 seconds.
  • Portland, ME - It sounded like someone was barreling up the stairs to our second floor apartment, then the whole house shook for about 8-12 seconds.
  • Belmont, MA - Not much happened. The house just shook for a few seconds. From what I know it was felt all over the town. No damage at all.
  • wells - do we have to wory about sunami?
  • York, ME - Rattled the house, not very strong, but enough to stop you in your tracks.
  • Spofford,nh - Light shakingl dishes rattling, dog unhinged
  • Newton, MA - Some shaking, and my light (which isn't the type that should move) was shaking. There was also a rumble.
  • Brockton, MA - Ron - House was rocking slight back and forth short rocking
  • Wakefield,MA - Could feel the whole house shaking for about 10-15 seconds. Not as strong as earthquakes experience in Taiwan
  • Alton Bay, NH - My hubby and I and our 5 kiddos were eating soup when we thought a eighteen wheeler was coming into the house. Just realized it was a earth quake, with no damage. We'll take that over a eighteen wheeler! 🙂
  • north conway, NH - Was sitting in the house watching television and the whole house started shaking for about 5 seconds. The kids were totally freaked out.
  • Coventry, CT - Windows rattled. The light suspended above the dining table rocked. Things on wall unit moved.
  • Sandown nh - Hole house shook for about 10-15 seconds. My four year old daughter was the smartest one she immediately got down under a table while my wife and I just sat still.
  • Northampton,ma - Suddenly heard rumbling sounds while watching TV and saw the whole house shaking continuously for 20 seconds , doors shaking, slowly died down...then second round of shaking not as strong as previous one but again lasting 15 seconds.
  • Saugus, MA - Armchair shook; some dishes rattled - 7:15 pm
  • Woburn, MA - Began as a noise and feeling similar to the heat coming on when the boiler is clogged, then I realized we haven't turned the heat on yet. Then I thought it was a truck, and got up to look, but no traffic was on the street. It finally dawned on me that it was a quake (I've only ever felt one other), and by then it was done. 10-15 seconds? Felt like 2 minutes, since I'm home alone
  • Salisbury, MA - sounded like a train coming down the street, liquid in all of our glasses were shaking,house shook as well.
  • Brookline, MA - Sitting in a 6th floor apt floor clearly shook for about 5 second as if a strong wave going through it. Pretty scary.
  • Groton, Mass. - 7:15 p.m. - house rumbled and shook - lights flickered momentarily - strange sensation - lasted approx. 5-8 seconds.
  • Rutland Vermont - A definite 10 seconds of mild rumble and house creaking. The wife did not notice it but when I got out of the shower I definitely noticed it.
  • Portsmouth, NH - Felt like a long roll; felt both upstairs and downstairs. 15-20 second, perhaps.
  • newington,nh - Sounded like the washing machine was going to explode but I wasn't doing laundry! Then it felt like a shock wave came across the room. It was more of a strong vibration that went from west to east then back.
  • beverly, ma - house shook for maybe 5 seconds
  • East Longmeadow MA - Sitting on couch, shook for 10 seconds or so.
  • Saco, ME - Felt like a truck hit the foundation of the house. Loud explosion sound - thought furnace exploded, everything shaking, shook some dvds off the shelf. Our 17month old was standing and when it hit she started crying - it was frightening for her!
  • Schroon Lake, NY - Picture frames rattling, easily felt in the loft.
  • Nashua, NH - I felt my entire house shaking.
  • Scarborough ME. - My family was sitting in the living room, when we heard a loud rumbling and felt a lot of shaking. I thought my washing machine on the second floor was really unbalanced. I went to check it, and saw it was not in the spin cycle. Then I knew it was an earthquake. My 4 and 6 year old were crying asking what was happening.
  • Saco, ME - Seemed like it lasted close to a minute or more, but it was hard to tell. Probably felt stronger because we are on the third floor. Couple of dishes broken.
  • Malden, Ma - My initial reaction was a very strong wind blast, then a low airplane then realized it was a quake. Heard it first (the "wind" sound -very noisy), then felt it hit - hard. Floors shook violently along with walls and such. Kitchen cabinet doors all shook open. It also hit in 2 segments, the first lasted for maybe 2 or 3 seconds and the second segment lasted about 5 or 6 seconds and was stronger than the first segment too.
  • EMSC St. Lawrence Valley Reg., Canada Feb 24 22:47 4.0 4 MAP
    USGS St. Lawrence Valley Region, Quebec, Canada Feb 24 22:47 4.0 4 MAP
  • La Malbaie, Québec - J'ai crus que c'était des trains qui s'accouplaient plus fort qu'à l'habitude ... j'ai sus le soir que c'était un tremblement de terre 4.0

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    Have you felt an earthquake ? Tell us


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    Shaking Strength *
    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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    1. Susan J Doucette says:

      Heard what sounded like a huge explosion. The whole house shook.

    2. Felt like the washer was off balance dyring the spin cycle shaking the house but the washer wasn't running, 15-20 seconds