Residents in some New England states were left rattled after the U.S. Geological Survey said that a 4.0 magnitude quake struck around 7:00 p.m. Tuesday night. According to sources, the epicenter was about 3 miles west of Hollis Center, Maine, and had a depth of about 3 miles.
According to Examiner
, people from all over New England went on Facebook and talked about whether or not they felt the quake.
According to CBS
, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia was felt by residents along the east coast back in last August.
The USGS said that people all over New England have felt and suffered damage from small and sometimes larger earthquakes since colonial times. The USGS also said that moderately damaging quakes typically strike in the New England region ever couple of decades, while small quakes are usually felt about twice a year.