A magnitude 4.0 earthquake rattled New England Tuesday evening.
Originating in southeastern Maine, the quake was originally believed to have a magnitude of 4.6. It was later downgraded to its current status.
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the quake originated 6 km from Hollis Center, Maine, at a depth of 3.1 miles.
"People in New England, and in its geological extension southward through Long Island, have felt small earthquakes and suffered damage from infrequent larger ones since colonial times," the U.S. Geological Survey reported on its site.
The earthquake was felt across Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and even as far south as Long Island.
There have been no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The unexpected quake has become a trending topic across Twitter and other forms of social media, however.
Showers and thunderstorms will return to the Southwest late this week and could reach part of California.
The late-season swelter will continue along much of the Atlantic Seaboard through the week as tens of millions head back to school and work.
An area of low pressure will bring a threat of heavy rain and flooding to parts of southern Europe through the middle of the week.
Life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides will occur across northeastern Mexico as Dolly moves ashore.
Following a warm, humid start for the first days of September, lower humidity and more pleasant conditions will return to the Pittsburgh area.
A cold front swinging into the Northeast will bring the threat of severe weather to part of the region on Tuesday afternoon.
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