Maine Earthquake Rattles Connecticut Homes

There were numerous reports of tremors throughout north central Connecticut. In southeastern Connecticut, several residents report shaking homes, vibrations. Where were you when you felt the tremors?

Update, 8:50 p.m.

A message from the Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security:

According to the United States Geological Survey, a 4.6 magnitude earthquake occurred at 7:12 PM tonight 3 miles west of Hollis Center, Maine. There are numerous reports of this quake being felt in parts of Connecticut. At this time, no damage has been reported. The Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security will continue to monitor the situation.

Original Story:

An earthquake centered in Maine, measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale, was powerful enough to shake homes in northern Connecticut early Tuesday evening.

The quake, which occurred around 7:12 p.m., had its epicenter 13 miles northwest of Saco, Maine, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Tremors could be felt throughout eastern and central Connecticut Tuesday evening.

In Montville, residents talked about feeling shaking, vibrations and trembling on Raymond Hill Road and other areas of Uncasville on our Facebook page.

Numerous postings on the Enfield Patch Facebook page indicated the tremors were felt throughout northern Connecticut.

Enfield Director of Emergency Management Dan Vindigni said he spoke with Lt. Willie Pedemonti of the Enfield Police Department shortly before 8 p.m., and was informed there were no reports of damage in the town.

How about you? Did you feel the tremors? Where were you and what were you doing at the time? Share your story with Patch readers from throughout the area!

Bob Lyke October 17, 2012 at 04:01 AM
I felt the earth shake when the President got caught in a bold face lie.
Elle Smith Fagan October 17, 2012 at 04:13 AM
Me 'n' Melissa made it - cooking up things for Halloween ...you'd better be good.
Barb October 17, 2012 at 04:22 AM
Didn't feel it in beautiful downtown Weatogue but felt the one last August (2011)
tkp October 17, 2012 at 04:37 AM
Didn't feel it here in East Haven. More of a rumble from the debate
waterford worker October 17, 2012 at 04:46 AM
I thought I felt the earthquake, but then I realized it was the burito I had for dinner
Daniella Ruiz October 17, 2012 at 06:25 AM
dang, was taking a nap, i missed it. missed the last three same way too.
Mary October 17, 2012 at 10:08 AM
Felt it Somer Ct...We said to each other...this feels like an earthquake.....it was
Stephen Austin October 17, 2012 at 10:22 AM
I think I felt it in East Haven but then again it could have been my meds.
Rd October 17, 2012 at 10:30 AM
Felt it here on Hudson st east haven. I was watching AMC with Friday the 13th movie playing when all ofa sudden the glass doors on the wall unit started to shake
Rd October 17, 2012 at 10:32 AM
That is east haven ct
Carrie Jacobson October 17, 2012 at 10:54 AM
Nothing here in Wachapreague...
arlene October 17, 2012 at 11:33 AM
We felt it here in Enfield. I was watching tv with my son. He thought it was fun...Ha !! Kids....
Lisa October 17, 2012 at 11:38 AM
Felt it in Durham. Now that I read this that explains why the star on our chimney shook!
Lou Lange October 17, 2012 at 11:52 AM
Felt it here in Portsmouth, NH. Like a large truck or train right next to the house. Lasted about 5 or so seconds.
nascarblue October 17, 2012 at 12:16 PM
yes, my husband told me this morning his bed shook for about 10 seconds, i did not feel anything
doug morrissette October 17, 2012 at 12:17 PM
Heard the foyer doors raddling and saw the lamp shade shaking Fanning Rd, Ledyard. Thaught it might be an earth tremor and a half hour later it was on the TV.
Steve Holton October 17, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Ok, call be numb but I Did Not Feel Anything. I was sitting right here at my computer in a conventional deask chair and I perceived no trace of Quakage. No feely, no sight, no sound. I live on a side hill here in Granby in house that substancially rests on a stone foundation laid-up in to barely 6 feet 1812. Do all that felt it live in homes built on twentieth century foundations of 8 foot pour concrete?? I believe that may be the explanation.
K.S. October 17, 2012 at 12:42 PM
I was sitting at the kitchen table. Saw and felt the table shaking. Terryville, CT. K.S.
Anne Vorio October 17, 2012 at 01:14 PM
A.V. Felt it in Northford
Nancy Russell October 17, 2012 at 01:19 PM
I didn't notice a thing here in Niantic, but then I grew up in San Francisco, so I'm used to earthquakes. :-)
Jessie Sawyer (Editor) October 17, 2012 at 02:55 PM
I didn't feel it when I was in Simsbury at ENO Memorial Hall. But that could be because we were rehearsing for the Theatre Guild of Simsbury production of The Music Man. The singing and dancing probably blocked the noise. Did anyone else notice it? Jessie Sawyer Editor, Avon Patch
Lisa Beth October 17, 2012 at 03:17 PM
My daughter came running into my bedroom last night saying: "Did you feel it? Did you feel it?" I didn't notice a thing and I thought she was nuts until I saw it on the news!
Debbie October 17, 2012 at 05:04 PM
My husband was making my earth move at the time so I couldn't really say. :) in Coventry.
Pro Death October 17, 2012 at 05:19 PM
A little extra stimulation for you compliments of Mother Nature.
J C Abbott October 17, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Ha! !!!!!!!! Funny!!!!
thomas October 17, 2012 at 06:16 PM
c; mon dec 21st the mayan calendar, i m 59 and i aint rich tee hee
Steve Holton October 17, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Hm. Posting at 2:25 Am. Splains why you napped thru it.
Susan Buchholz October 17, 2012 at 10:26 PM
We felt here in North Granby, shook the house!
Sylvia October 20, 2012 at 12:13 AM
How did that work for you?
Sylvia October 20, 2012 at 12:18 AM
I admire people who take naps!


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