An earthquake that hit southern Maine and was felt as far away as Connecticut caused no apparent damage or injuries, but rattled residents throughout New England.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the 4.0 magnitude quake struck around 7:12 p.m. Tuesday and its epicenter, about 3 miles west of Hollis Center, Maine, was about 3 miles deep. Immediately after the quake hit, PSNH reported about 80 customers in Dover were without power, while Central Maine Powere reported around 200 of their customers in York County were off line for a short time. Cell phone service in the area was also down for a while in some areas, but that was due to the sheer volume of calls being made to friends and loved ones. New Hampshire Homeland Security Director Chris Pope says its always wise to limit your cell phone calls during time like these to leave the lines open for first responders and to text instead.
he Seabrook Station nuclear plant said it was not affected. The plant has been offline for refueling.