I nearly forgot this. I was sitting in my room at the hotel Tuesday evening, working at my desk, when I noticed the table moving and shaking a bit, and slight vibration in the floor. Went on for several seconds. Yes it was an earth quake, and I now have confirmation in a news paper article.
A magnitude 4.0 earthquake likened to an off-balance washing machine shook New England as far south as Connecticut on Tuesday evening. No damage or injuries were immediately reported.
The earthquake occurred at 7:12 p.m., the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter was four miles from Hollis Center, which is about 20 miles west of the state’s largest city, Portland. Initially, the USGS put the magnitude at 4.6, but later downgraded it to 4.0.
Either way, New England is not used to the earth shaking.