Earthquake Rattles the Northeast Tuesday
By by Jillian MacMath, AccuWeather.com Online Journalist
October 19, 2012, 10:09:25 AM EDT
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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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