The Great New England Quake of 2012

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    Gettin close to Dec. 21st!
     
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    But I'm surprised you felt that as far as Boston. The USGS interactive map shows the earthquake located closer to Portland ME than Boston MA, a 4.0 on the Richter scale at 7:12 pm your time.

    I'm not on the East Coast, but I study earthquakes and seismic activity worldwide as a hobby.

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    Then you shouldn't be all that surprised.

    The cooler rocks on this portion of the plate enable seismic activity to travel much farther than on the west coast, almost 4 times the distance. It was reported being felt in Brooklyn, NY, which is more than 300 miles to my west.

    The DC quake that occurred a year or two ago made skyscrapers in Boston wobble slightly.
     
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    you should try a 6.7......quite invigorating....
     
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    I was in San Diego in 2010 when a 7.2 hit on the border about 90 miles from me...they say what hit SD was about equal to a low 6, definitely enough to have the shit scared out of me.

    It lasted so long I began to wonder if it would stop.
     
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    Yes I felt it. The water in my fishtank was moving and the shades on my lamps were too.

    I never felt an actual earthquake, it was weird.
     
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    i didn't notice it in hingham, but i was in my car.

    my daughter at unh felt it.
     
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    We've had a few of them here in NW Ohio. I've heard we live on some sort of fault line.

    They are strange, you feel the quake and it does seem like it isn't going to stop. Things are shaking sideways. Once we had one and I could hear a loud sound like someone ran their car into our house.
     
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    It felt like the washing machine was WAY out of balance...I was confused for the first second or two then realized what was happening.
     

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