TELL US: What Are Your Thoughts About Last Night's Earthquake?

A 4.5 magnitude quake in Maine shook homes in Chelmsford and other parts of New England on Tuesday night.

Did you feel that shaking last night around 7:20 p.m.?

An earthquake near Lake Arrowhead, Maine rattled homes and teeth here in Chelmsford and throughout New England last night, as folks throughout the area and beyond reacted to the event on social media.

Preliminary measurements by the U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred 16.8 miles underground and hit 4.5 on the Richter Scale. Lake Arrowhead is about 31 miles west of Portland.

In case anyone forgot, we've had earthquakes recently, and New England's had them before as well.

Did you feel the earthquake? Or are you sure people are overreacting? Tell us in the comments below!

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Diamonds October 17, 2012 at 11:12 AM
I did fell it cuz I was in texas but no their no overreacting.
Jim duggin October 17, 2012 at 11:16 AM
I bin lived in the las angolese plase foure all my live. Peepel r all goin too get woshd a wae bi erthkwakes.
Phineas T. Snark October 17, 2012 at 11:19 AM
Kinda shakes things up. Vote Obama-Biden.
Dont Worrie about it October 17, 2012 at 11:20 AM
WOW, You people need to learn English. Let me guess you dumb shits are voting for Obama right.... yeah I figured.
George Rogers October 17, 2012 at 11:21 AM
About 7:13 pm by my house clock on Oct 16 ,my bed and brick building started to "tremble"is the best way I could describe it and was pretty shure it wasn't a passing truck andthought maybe "earthquake".I called my sister in Laconia,about an hour and a half driving away and asked her if she had experienced anything un usuall .She said that she had and described similar a experence,so I decided that it was an eartquake.What fun!
john marino October 17, 2012 at 11:30 AM
wow, don't want to be in Maine on 12/21/12! just sayN!.....vote like you mean it!,with WISDOM , Mitt Romney
LOOSHE October 17, 2012 at 11:44 AM
while at dinner at chiantis in beverly ma. I felt it. asked my date "do you feel that"? said no cuz he was too busy paying attention to me.
Ruth Canonico October 17, 2012 at 04:41 PM
I have experienced earthquake tremors in Hawaii and California in the past, but didn't expect to have them in North Chelmsford! It was very unsettling!
Muriel McGrann October 17, 2012 at 06:22 PM
The obama earthquake will do more than shake the foundations of this country, it will sink us all to a depth of total economic collapse and loss of individual freedom and rights, making way for the UN Global government dictated by their appointed few.
Rozy Hamel October 17, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Last time I felt anything like that was when I nearly blew the chimney up while lighting a romantic fire........................................
Reema690 October 18, 2012 at 01:35 AM
I am 10 miles away from where the epicenter was. Trust me, I would have rather been in chelmford or beverly. Not fun people.


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