SHAKE RATTLE & ROLL !

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SHAKE RATTLE & ROLL !
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Tue, 10-16-2012 - 8:06pm

New England was hit with a 4.6 earthquake around 7:14 tonite ! It was centered near Portland Maine & was felt way down to Rhode Island and over to Vermont.

 My house shook so hard for at least 10/15 seconds...and RATTLED ! Wayne will check the basement walls but I'm sure nothing is damaged. That was just WILD !!! My nerves are rattled !

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Tue, 10-16-2012 - 8:38pm

sportymom14 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:x-small">New England was hit with a 4.6 earthquake around 7:14 tonite ! It was centered near Portland Maine &amp; was felt way down to Rhode Island and over to Vermont.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:x-small"> My house shook so hard for at least 10/15 seconds...and RATTLED ! </span><span style="font-size:x-small">Wayne will check the basement walls but I'm sure nothing is damaged. That was just WILD !!! My nerves are rattled ! </span></p>

Scary Pat,
Glad you're ok as well as the house mostly.
Those things are never fun ..
Whew, glad that is over ;)




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Tue, 10-16-2012 - 8:44pm
YUP...we felt it too..scary !!! I thought perhaps a plane was breaking the sonic boom...or something like that !! The girlies thought Papa was FIXIN the house !!!..It was felt wide-spread !! I did'nt like the feeling much either...I was tryin to stay calm, for the kids..but inside..I was SCREAMIN WTF was that ???!!!! lol ! Pat, hope ur house does'nt have structural damage.....my BIL..in Dove (right near u)..said he had a crack in his garage wall...his house is brand new...perhaps 1 yr old !!!!! urghhh !
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Tue, 10-16-2012 - 9:30pm

Glad to hear you are ok and hope all others out in that are also ok!

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Wed, 10-17-2012 - 9:32pm

no damage here ...as far as we could tell.it took me awhile & finally fell asleep. 

 Makes me wonder how people live like this  pretty much daily out in Cali & other places.Here in NH a 1.5 is the strongest we usually get- just a little jiggle.most the time we don't know it happened til we see it on the news.

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Wed, 10-17-2012 - 9:35pm

It is unnerving!

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Wed, 10-17-2012 - 9:38pm

It sure was rattling my nerves! I've seen no reports of major issues- some people have reported cracks in foundations & walls. My sis #2 had stuff fall off shelves.
It was just so eerie as you could hear & feel it coming through

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Wed, 10-17-2012 - 10:24pm

LOL Sportymom14! Out here in Cali it isn't daily....maybe once a month and many times we don't even notice it.

Just a few weeks ago we had a 4.5 that "slapped" my house. Nothing was damaged thankfully but definitely a wake up.

Thia