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.
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Midland, TX (1989)
101 degrees -- first 100 degree or higher reading in April since 1930.
Eastern New England (1991)
Deepening coastal storm: central pressure near 29.00", 55 mph winds and 3.32" of rain at Boston. Portland, ME, had 1.54" of rain in three hours. Two homes in Manchester, NH, partially unroofed. Wind gust to 128 mph on Mt. Washington. Final rain total for Portland was 4.21".
Greensboro, NC (1992)
Rainfall of 3.87".