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4.0-Magnitude Earthquake Hits New England

An earthquake that hit southern Maine Tuesday night has rattled nearby New England states as far as Connecticut, including the Boston area.

Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images

The U.S. Geological Survey at first estimated 7:12 p.m. quake as a 4.6 magnitude, but later downgraded that to 4.0. The epicenter, about 3 miles west of Hollis Center, Maine, is about 3 miles deep. That location is about 20 miles west of Portland.

The Maine Emergency Management Agency had no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

 

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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