No damage or injuries have been reported following a 4.0-magnitude Maine earthquake Tuesday evening that sent tremors through parts of Massachusetts, according to a press statement issued by Gov. Deval Patrick's Office.
"Many Massachusetts residents felt the effects of an earthquake tonight. According to MEMA, which is monitoring events and has briefed me, the quake was centered some 30 miles outside of Portland, Maine," Patrick said in the statement issued at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday. "So far, we have no reports of injury or damage in Massachusetts. MEMA will continue to monitor the situation closely. Residents should use caution if they encounter any damage and take a minute to check in on neighbors, family and friends."
United States Geological Services has downgraded what initially was reported as a 4.5-magnitude earthquake in Maine to a 4.0-magnitude earthquake, according to a report by the Associated Press. The earthquake, which was felt in the Stoneham region, occurred around 7:12 p.m.
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