Northeast U.S. suffered slight earthquake felt it in Boston

Posted on October 17, 2012

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 4 had an epicenter near Portland. Not cause damage or injury.

BOSTON. Mild quake struck at night in the northeast state of Maine and the U.S., according to eyewitnesses was 20-30 seconds to feel the earth shake and the capital city of Boston.

American Institute of Geophysics (USGS) determined the magnitude of the two reductions to 4.0.

The epicenter was located at a depth of only 4.8 kilometers in Holles Center, 32 miles west of Portland, which is the most populous city in Maine, and 160 miles north of Boston.

Earth quake was felt in other U.S. states – New England, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut, and several people have reported them and the State of New York , USGS reported.

According to Maine State Police spokeswoman in Portland had reported damage or injuries. It also said Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.

USGS stated that the U.S. recorded the earthquake “from colonial times”, but tend to be usually mild, although it has powerful, rare earth tremors and the damage.

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