Denise Goldberg's blog

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

yikes! earthquake

Yikes! There was just had an earthquake in Maine, an earthquake that extended shaking into northeast Massachusetts.

I was sitting at my computer and the house started shaking. No power loss, just shake. I heard a bit of noise, I felt shaking that seemed to go on for a long time. It . The thought went through my mind that I should get out of the house, but I was frozen in place.

I have to admit that I was relieved when I went outside after the shaking stopped to chat with neighbors who felt the same thing. At least I knew I didn't imagine it!

The quake was a magnitude 4.6, located 5km west of Hollis Center, Maine.

earthquake near Hollis Center, Maine, 16 October 2012
Image courtesy of USGS Earthquake Hazards Program