UPDATE: Quake Downgraded to 4.0 Magnitude

An earthquake occurred in Maine Tuesday evening, and was felt as far south as Long Island.

UPDATE, Wednesday, 11:10 a.m.: The magnitude of Tuesday night's earthquake centered in Waterboro, ME was downgraded from a 4.6 to a 4.0, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The U.S.G.S. reported online that the quake was "felt throughout much of Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont."

Original story: While the earthquake Tuesday evening was centered in Maine, the effects of it could be felt all the way down on the South Fork of Long Island.

According to the U.S.G.S., the earthquake was measured 5-km west of Hollis Center, ME, at about 7:12 p.m.

Some residents of Montauk, Springs and Hampton Bays quickly commented on Facebook that they felt the quake.

The epicenter was about 20 miles west of Portland, and was felt about 100 miles southwest of Portland in Boston, according to NBC News, which reported it was a shallow quake at 3.1 miles deep.

Did you feel it? Tell us in the comments below.

We certainly have felt other earthquakes before. On Aug. 23, 2011, people all over the East End felt a 5.8 magnitude earthquake that happened northwest of Richmond, VA.

On Nov. 30, 2010, the USCS recorded a 3.9 magnitude earthquake about 80 miles south-southeast of Southampton, which was classified as a "minor" and bordering on "small" earthquake.

Sophie7 October 17, 2012 at 12:15 AM
NOw that I think about it, I was ready to yell at my neighbors for all the noise. SOunded like a heavy heavy stomping!! Never crossed my mind it was trembler! Cool
The Voice October 17, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Wholly cow! I thought that was my boys wrestling across the hall.
Erica Jackson (Editor) October 17, 2012 at 12:30 AM
‏@JeffDSchultz said via Twitter, " Felt the earthquake in Hampton Bays around 7:15pm. A very slight shimmy for about 4-5 seconds.".
Lori McBride October 17, 2012 at 12:43 AM
Definitely felt it in Cutchogue. My house shook like crazy. There was a loud bang and my computer slid off my bed. Nothing damaged. Definitely the after shock from Maine.
DMarie October 17, 2012 at 12:43 AM
I felt a slight tremor in Lindenhurst
jwb October 17, 2012 at 12:58 AM
thought it was my in laws running for dinner
Nanci e. LaGarenne October 17, 2012 at 12:29 PM
yes! the glass shook on the table and there was a rumble from the floor below. holy cow!
Soozy's Film and Entertainment Blog October 17, 2012 at 12:53 PM
My daughter felt it last night while reading.
suzi o'connor October 17, 2012 at 01:33 PM
thought i was having problems with my oil burner...around 7ish...7:15....and was done in seconds....i am in amagansett.......
Rona Klopman October 17, 2012 at 02:11 PM
I felt it while watching the news and my chair shook for a brief few seconds. I thought maybe it was an earthquake, but nothing appeared on the news program.
leslie October 17, 2012 at 04:00 PM
never felt it so whatever
Eric October 17, 2012 at 05:32 PM
thought I had finally rocked my girfriend's world...she said she felt the earth move while we were having sex...guess it wasn't me!
tom October 17, 2012 at 06:12 PM
I thought Candy Crowley maybe tripped and fell while she was climbing on Obama's bus.
Preliator October 17, 2012 at 11:44 PM
The only earthquake I care about is the one that is going to happen election night when Mitt Romney defeats Barack Hussein Obama and the big phony comes crashing back earth.
Joi Jackson Perle October 18, 2012 at 01:46 AM
I didn't feel it! And I didn't feel the one that happened last summer either, drats!
Rushwind October 18, 2012 at 05:34 PM
I didn't feel it either. I definitely felt the one last summer. I was in an office building in Manhattan at the time. People freaked! lol And the one in 2010 off of Southampton was fun. I was writing and deep in thought when my chair started bouncing. At first I thought the house was hit by something or something happened to my oil burner.


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