Earthquake rattles Maine, is felt in Capital Region

Posted at: 10/16/2012 8:31 PM
Updated at: 10/17/2012 12:35 AM
By: Dan Bazile

ALBANY - An earthquake centered around southern Maine shook parts of the Capital Region Tuesday night.

The quake that hit around 7 p.m. wasn't a big one. The U.S. Geological Survey says it measured a 4.0 on the Richter Scale and it lasted less than 10 seconds.

The epicenter of the quake was about 20 miles west of Portland, Maine, but the tremors rattled throughout many New England states from New Hampshire to Connecticut and all the way here in the Capital Region.

WNYT heard from residents in Gloversville, South Glens Falls, Ballston Spa, Clifton Park, Schenectady and Albany who say they felt the earth moving.