East Coast Earthquake Felt in Connecticut

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012  |  Updated 7:53 AM EDT
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Earthquake in Maine Felt in Waterbury

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This is an image of how the seismograph at the Weston Observatory in Massachusetts recorded the 4.6 magnitude earthquake in Maine Tuesday night.

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Earthquake Rattles Families In West Hartford

The earthquake that was centered in Maine Tuesday night was felt across Connecticut.

Earthquake in Maine Felt in Waterbury

Some residents of Waterbury felt the 4.0 Earthquake that centered in Maine.
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An earthquake centered in Maine has been felt here in Connecticut

The magnitude 4.6 quake struck 5 kilometers west of Hollis Center, Maine, at 7:12 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

No damage had been reported on Tuesday night, according to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. The Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security are continuing to monitor the situation.

NBC Connecticut was inundated with phone calls, emails, tweets and Facebook messages from people across Connecticut who felt the shaking.

"I was watching TV, and I felt it and looked at a vase on the table, and the flowers were moving," said Roger Nascimento, of West Hartford, in a Facebook comment to NBC Connecticut.

The shaking was felt down to the Connecticut shoreline.

"Felt it here in the Fair Haven section of New Haven," said Carl Forlano Jr. on Facebook. "Was sitting at the computer and the computer desk shook and the chair. Right away I knew it was an earthquake."

There were reports of minor damage near the epicenter, such as food falling off store shelves, according to WCSH-TV in Portland, Maine. Some cell phone service outages were also being reported. 

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