NH News
7:59 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Quake Hits Maine, Rattles N.H.

Credit USGS ShakeMap / U.S. Geological Survey

An earthquake has struck southern Maine and rattled nearby New England states.

The U.S. Geological Survey  said the epicenter of the quake was about 3 miles west of Hollis Center, Maine, and about 3 miles deep. That location is about 20 miles west of Portland.

The quake was felt in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, including Boston, and as far south as Rhode Island and Connecticut.

The Maine Emergency Management Agency had no immediate reports of damage. The York County Communications Center near the epicenter was inundated with emergency calls, and dispatchers were too busy to talk.